15-47 Segment 2: Doctors’ clothes: Reason to Change?

 

Synopsis: Controversy has broken out over the doctor’s traditional white lab coat and necktie. Some doctors say physicians should wear short sleeves instead because coats carry germs. Others maintain the white coat isn’t a germ colony, but rather is a source of comfort for patients. Experts discuss.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Gonzalo Bearman, Professor of Medicine and hospital epidemiologist, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System; Dr. Christopher Petrilli, Chief Medical Resident, University of Michigan Health System; Peter Seelf, Team Leader, Member Experience, Boy Scouts of America

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