Photo Essay

Hospital Clothing

The clothing worn by health care workers is significant. It communicates status, authority, and rights to certain prerogatives within the hospital or clinic. What sort of attire do nurses, technicians, and aids wear in your local hospital?


Questions to Consider:

  1. What do you notice that distinguishes one hospital status from another?

  2. How do these symbols affect how the person is seen and treated?

  3. Why is it important to distinguish people from different roles in hospitals?

  4. Can you think of other organizations that distinguish employees by dress?