Nursing clothing is a luxury item, especially for older people who may not have a home-grown home-made dresser, or for the growing number of people with a growing range of medical conditions.
In the past, it was often a matter of finding the right outfit to suit each of the following:A woman wearing a white robe for her nursing duties.
Boys wearing a black suit for their medical training.
A woman who is taking care of children with a wheelchair, or older women with complex conditions.
For some older women, nursing dressers are also a source of comfort.
Dr Michael Naylor, a Queensland’s health department specialist in health services and nursing, said it was important to consider the needs of older people and their families.
“For many of these older people they can’t afford the cost of buying a suit and gown or the cost to make a dress,” Dr Naylor said.
“Some may be concerned about their mobility and they may want to do their nursing in a nursing gown, or a white gown.”‘
Nurse as a luxury’Nursing dressers, whether for older women or not, have become increasingly popular as demand for a dressier look has grown.
“They are a luxury that is becoming more and more sought after in the past couple of years,” Dr Henson said.”[The demand] has been really phenomenal and is a great opportunity to showcase your profession to a wider audience.”
Dr Naylor agreed that nursing dressings could be a good option for older, more frail, more vulnerable people.
“In older people, they are more vulnerable to illness and more frail than other older people,” Dr Yee said.
Topics:health,health-policy,medical-research,health,australiaFirst posted November 09, 2019 08:24:48Contact Michelle SmithMore stories from Queensland