Bow ties or thongs? What outfit gives you the least trust in a colleague's credibility?
A recent Australian study reported that male clinicians wearing chinos and a polo shirt were judged by patients to be just as credible as those wearing a suit and tie.
“Our work suggests that in healthcare communication, substance is more important than physical appearance,” said the authors from the University of NSW.
“Clinicians should therefore dress comfortably without fear of losing credibility.”