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White coat or yellow jacket syndrome

For years we have known about the effects of white coat syndrome, whereby some patients would experience increased blood pressure when 

visiting their doctor. They may also feel anxious and uneasy. 

As pre-hospital practitioner's are generally better known for their yellow and green jackets is this something that you have experienced in the course of your work?

 

If it is something you have experienced:

What makes you think that your presence is making the person anxious?

Are their any particular cases where you are more likely to see it?

What can you do to reduce the effects?

 

Is it a case that "laughter is the best medicine"?

 

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