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Title: Clothing and Personal Appearance


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Clothing and Personal Appearance
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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • Clothing and body adornments communicate
    information to others such as position,
    personality, and relationships.

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • In health care, building a relationship of trust
    between the client and health care professional
    is a vital factor in providing quality health
    care.

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • The health care professional must be aware of the
    non-verbal messages being sent by clothing and
    appearance and how these factors influence
    clients perception of the health care
    professional.

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • Initial Impression is based on appearance
  • Grooming and hygiene
  • Posture
  • Facial expressions
  • Handshake
  • Verbal greetings
  • Personal adornments
  • Clothing

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • It is possible to choose the image portrayed to
    clients by being aware of nonverbal cues sent by
    appearance and dress
  • The impression created by these cues reflects the
    quality of care clients expect to receive
  • The initial interaction lays the foundation for
    the client health care professional relationship

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • Most health care professionals wear some type of
    uniform
  • Uniforms may include
  • Dresses
  • Suits
  • Smocks
  • Jackets
  • Lab coats
  • Scrubs

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • Professional attire should be neat and clean
  • Clients expect the health care professional to
    maintain a high standard of cleanliness

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • To present professional appearance and inspire
    confidence
  • Clothing should fit properly
  • Be in good repair (free from tears, missing
    buttons, broken zippers, uneven hemlines)
  • Shoes should be neat, clean, and comfortable

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
  • Jewelry and personal adornments are not permitted
    because of the possibility of causing injury to
    the patient and increased risk of transmitting
    pathogens

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Clothing and Personal Appearance
Appearance Impression
Dirty Unreliable and unprofessional
Body piercing tattoos Unprofessional, unreliable, immature, Dangerous
Clean and Neat Professional and reliable
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