Month: May 2020

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The influence of physician attire on patient perceptions

How do patients perceive their doctors based on their attire? What level of confidence and trust is transmitted when the consulting physician or surgeon wears a white coat, a bow tie, or rather casual wear such as jeans or even shorts and thongs? Patients’ answers to these questions do really demonstrate differences in how they …

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Respiratory diseases and silicosis

Leading respiratory physician and silicosis expert, Dr Jonathan Burdon and occupational therapist Deidre Richards presented a seminar on the prevalence of silicosis today and the role of occupational therapy in respiratory diseases. Silicosis is caused by the inhalation of crystalline silicon dioxide (silica) and, it is fair to say, that over the years the prevalence …

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