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RITUALISM and Patient Reactions.

Brown, Frances Gold
AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
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Abstract

: What happened in a psychiatric ward when nurses and aides worked in street clothes?

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In Brief

Nurses discovered they communicated and related better with psychiatric patients when they wore street clothes on duty rather than uniforms.