Dress or scrubs? Females ONLY!!!! - page 4

Hi I sometimes work in a pretty good unit of co-workers and the question came up from another young nurse that she'd prefer to wear dresses again instead of pants stated it looked more... Read More

  1. by   gwenith
    Quote from gwenith
    There is some pretty convincing research that proves that you are far more likely to sustain a back injury if you lift wearing dresses than pants.

    That for me is the end of the argument - I am not doing my back in for fashion.

    How sensible!! Practical, even...but, please, tell me, if you don't mind a nosy
    Yank asking, WHERE did you find this research?? I'm ALWAYS looking for evidence based stuff to throw at my tutors, because it really makes them

    I agree that scrubs are comfort all the way, but the hospital won't allow us to wear scrubs if we are NOT on a surgical ward...so, we have to wear our uniforms, and usffer in silence...anyway, thanks!!

    I have been looking on both the ANF and the QNU websites and can't find this but I can tell you that it is so well accepted over here that virtually no-one wears dresses anymore.

    In fact it is only common sense you bend differently when you wear a dress. If you want to move patients (we have a no lift policy) you have to stand with you backside out. You can not do this is a dress- skirt yes dress no.

    As for evidence based practice try this site http://www.joannabriggs.edu.au/about/homeAlt.php#
  2. by   z's playa
    Quote from Pat53
    If someone wants to wear a dress, that's ok with me.

    I think where I work most all wear scrubs. One female wears a few outfits that remind me of pajama top and bottom. I've never seen the type she wears in any catalog or store.

    What I don't like is seeing someone wear white knee highs with a dress or long shorts (which are allowed in the summer).

    Hehehehe :chuckle Sounds like the outfit I wore for halloween! (white nursie dress with knee highs) Only I wore knee high boots...the only time a girl can dress up as a street walker and get away with it is at halloween. NOT implying nurse's dresses all look trashy...you had to see this one.
  3. by   sunflowerstate
    I think people should wear whatever they like and feel comfortable in, however I do think nurses look more professional with some whites. I wear various print and colored tops with white pants and jackets. This way I enjoy feeling comfort, with some color, but patients know I am a nurse, not a cafeteria worker. I don't care to look as if I am in pajamas all the time. You can hardly find a dress. I would say that was optional.