white coat


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(1) The doctor’s ‘robe’
(2) A popular term for any health care professional who, in performing his or her duties, dons a white coat

white coat

1. A popular term for any health care professional who, in performing his/her duties, dons a white coat.
2. The physician's robe.
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The most favored attire was the traditional white coat in children (60%) and parents (60%) [Fig 1].
Stressing the importance of the event, QU VP for Medical Education and College of Medicine dean Dr Egon Toft said: "Receiving their (students) white coats and taking their Oath of a Pharmacist represent the students' commitment to integrity, honesty and service to others, as it is for all healthcare students.
iPatientCare is proud to receive Surescripts' 2015 White Coat of Quality Award for its robust e-prescribing and its commitment of training for effective use of the e-prescribing technology," said Shripal Shah, Senior Technology Officer, iPatientCare.
Despite being steeped in culture and tradition, the white coat often intimidates patients, building a barrier between them and physicians.
For example, NICE says it's unclear whether the benefits of treatment differ in people with or without white coat hypertension.
Para ello se revisaron los antecedentes y significados de esta ceremonia a partir de una busqueda sistematica en las bases bibliograficas de Pubmed, ScienceDirect, Hinari, SciELO y Google Schoolar, por medio del descriptor white coat ceremony (ceremonia de bata blanca).
chief of the division of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and one of the authors of recommendations issued by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), one of the world's top infection control organizations, said that white coats, neckties, and wrist watches can become contaminated and may potentially serve as vehicles to carry germs from one patient to another.
Among those who did have a preference, the appearance accessory rated as most desirable was a white coat (52%), followed by a name tag (41%), stethoscope (25%), a "clean" look (33%), scrubs (15%), dress pants (14%), a tie and dress shirt (12%), dress shoes (10%), cologne/perfume (8%), short hair (6%), and jewelry (4%).
SAN DIEGO -- The next time you enter an exam room without first donning your white coat or name tag, you might consider backtracking to retrieve them.
While many traits are governed by multiple genes, tiger breeding practices have established that the white coat trait is a single recessive trait, according to Shu-Jin Luo, a researcher at the Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences.
Patients preferred to have female physicians wearing white coat, shirt and trousers as the preferred dress code.