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In health care, the white coat symbolizes professionalism, trustworthiness, and competence; it also represents power. This suggests that the wearing of a white coat could influence the decisions of potential subjects who are asked to participate in clinic-based research.
Merz, J. F., Rebbeck, T. R., Sankar, P., & Meagher, E. A. (2002). Pilot Study: Does the White Coat Influence Research Participation?. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/bioethics_papers/8
Date Posted: 12 March 2007
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