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How can we take nurses seriously when they are dressed in pyjamas? Caroline Porr, a nursing professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland quoting a question from a pharmacist.

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Several years ago, a nurse manager described her interaction with a registered nurse working in an ICU dressed in an outfit that might otherwise be described as beach ready. The nurse's response to a challenge that this might not be appropriate attire for the clinical work setting was: "Surely you don't expect me to dress like you?" Is There Unity in An Image? by Lynn Nagle

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