Uniforms in dementia care: A barrier or a necessity?

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This is a case study of an ethical dilemma concerning the appropriateness of encouraging care-staff, working within a dementia care home, to either wear a clinical uniform or not to wear a clinical uniform in practice. It is proposed that people living with dementia may sustain higher levels of wellbeing if care-staff wear clothes that are more akin to their care home environment, for example, wearing similar clothes to the residents or even wearing pyjamas and nightwear during a night shift. The counter argument is that the practice may lead to greater levels of distress due to disorientation, increased potential for infection and inability to identify nurses when needed.

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