'Why does it have to be open at the back?' The impact of the hospital gown on recovery and wellbeing

Liza Morton, Nicola Cogan, Emmanouil Georgiadis

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Presentation about our research (Dr Liza Morton, Dr Nicola Cogan, University of Strathclyde & Dr Georgiadis, University of Suffolk) exploring the impact of hospital gowns on wellbeing & recovery presented at the recent #endpjparalysis global online summit here (17 min watch).

·       How clothing communicates self expression & social identity influencing how we are seen & see others.

·       How the hospital gown impacts on wellbeing & recovery(preliminary findings from two novel studies).

·       The impact of this work to date.

·       Recommendations for improved design.

·       Wider issues around psychologically informed medicine to improve mental health, recovery, prevent trauma & cut costs.

·       Future research plans & links to further reading.

Original Presentation: 12th July 2019
Video Credit: Strathclyde University
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2019
Event#endpjparalysis Global Summit: Get up, get dressed, get moving - Online
Duration: 10 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
https://endpjparalysis.org/wp-content/uploads/Global-Summit-Programme.pdf (Link to conference programme)


Conference#endpjparalysis Global Summit
Abbreviated title#endpjparalysis
Internet address


  • hospital
  • patient experience
  • hospital gowns
  • recovery
  • mental health
  • wellbeing
  • psychology


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