bedside manner


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bedside manner

n.
The attitude and conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient.

bedside manner

the behavior of a nurse or doctor as perceived by a patient or peers.

bedside manner

A popular term for the compassion, courtesy and sympathy displayed by a physician towards patients in a clinical setting.

A major criticism of modern medicine has been the decline of the bedside manner, which is rooted in a number of factors: leaps in technology, requiring close scrutinisation of lab and other diagnostic data; patients’ willingness to initiate lawsuits or change physicians, which may erect barriers against long-term patient-physician relationships; changes in the financial environment (in which intangible and time-consuming services are not reimbursed); and the existence of multiple HMOs (e.g., when a person changes jobs, he or she may change plans or doctor).

bedside manner

Medtalk A popular term for the degree of compassion, courtesy, and sympathy displayed by a physician towards Pts in a clinical setting. See Doctor-patient game.

bed·side man·ner

(bed'sīd man'ĕr)
Behavior of a health care professional toward a patient, client, or resident of a facility.
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