I’ve just come across a study that should be on the NCBI ROFL website. Research that is perhaps interesting in theory but of dubious (or debatable, if you’d like to give me your thoughts) value. Impact of nurses clothing on anxiety in hospitalised children by Roohafza et al. Roohafza’s team found that, apparently, white clothing was more anxiety-provoking in paediatric patients than coloured clothing. I don’t question the ideals here-it is just the thought of the clownish bright colours being made standard kit instead of the clean, professional whites, that makes me smile. I was about to bemoan the quality of nursing research also, but all but one of the authors of this study is an MD.