patient role

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n patient role the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
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Usage

In literature:

How often had it not fallen to him, in his role of medical adviser, to reassure a patient on this score.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
On wet afternoons, in the nursery, my own family used to play at dentist with him, assigning to Excalibur the role of patient.
"Scally" by Ian Hay
The role of psychotherapy is particularly to help patients of this kind.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
We, as a result, enact the role of patient, sweet generosity and redistribute gifts.
"The Leaven in a Great City" by Lillian William Betts
Giovanna, who had quite lost the thread of her discourse, was, nevertheless, determined to continue her role of patient martyr.
"After the Divorce" by Grazia Deledda
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In news:

Pharmacists play a vital role in the education of patients who choose to self-treat for the management of acute pain.
A Possible Role for Patients Who Are Running Out of Options.
The Patient's Role in Managed Care.
More than 7,000 patients have enrolled in a $3.8-million program in which navigators play a key role.
Acid reflux is an extremely common problem, and pharmacists can play an important role in guiding patients to the appropriate OTC treatments for it.
The actor has lost 30 pounds for his role as an AIDS patient in the mid-1980s in the movie "The Dallas Buyer's Club.".
At the risk of setting off another round of comments on the role of the CDF, have we discussed their recent document on withdrawing nutrition and hydration from PVS patients.
(S)he assists in the care of surgical patients by performing in all scrub roles.
This isn't news to my immediate neighbors, who are unbelievably patient with my family's role as host of a colony of fixed feral felines.
Leonard Kish recently wrote about the role patient engagement will play in future reimbursement models in healthcare.
Employers can play a major role in a patient's recovery from breast cancer, experts say, but they must be willing to be flexible, and communication is crucial.
Pharmacists are playing an increasingly active role in patient care, according to Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse Pharmacists 2012 study.
The Nurse's Role in Patient Evaluation.
0During Your Health Matters we take a close look at the role of a physician assistant and how it provides an extra layer of care for patients.
Education level and the patient's role in care decisions made no difference in the likelihood of mistaken beliefs about chemo's potential.
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In science:

Parry was designed to engage in a dialogue in the role of a paranoid patient.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
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