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role

 [rōl]
a pattern of behavior developed in response to the demands or expectations of others; the pattern of responses to the persons with whom an individual interacts in a particular situation.
caregiver role the functions performed by a caregiver; see also under fatigue and strain.
gender role the public expression of gender; the image projected by a person that identifies their maleness or femaleness, which need not correspond to their gender identity.
impaired role the role played by a person who is disabled or chronically ill and who is experiencing a state of wellness and realization of potential commensurate with the condition. Unlike the sick person, the impaired person cannot be expected to “want to get well” but is expected to resume as much normal behavior as is possible.
sick role the role played by a person who has defined himself or herself as ill, with or without validation of the role by health care providers or family members. Adoption of the sick role changes the behavioral expectations of others toward sick persons. They are exempted from normal social responsibilities and not held responsible for the condition; they are obliged to “want to get well” and to seek competent medical help. The sick role also involves behavioral changes, including increased attention to the body and bodily functions, regression (increase in dependent behavior), narrowing of interests, and emotional overreactions.

role

(rōl),
The pattern of behavior that a person exhibits in relationship to significant others in his or her life; it has its roots in childhood and is influenced by significant people with whom the person has or had primary relationships.
[Fr.]

role

(rōl) the behavior pattern that an individual presents to others.
gender role  the public expression of gender; the image projected by a person that identifies their maleness or femaleness, which need not correspond to their gender identity.

role

(rōl)
n.
The characteristic and expected social behavior of an individual.

role

Etymology: Fr, stage character
a socially expected behavior pattern associated with an individual's function in various social groups. Roles provide a means for social participation and a way to test identities for consensual validation by significant others, for example, roles within the family structure.

role

EBM
(1) The function or responsibility assumed by a person—e.g., nurse, data manager, investigator—who is responsible for some aspect of a clinical trial.
(2) Classifier for variables that describe "observations" in statistical time division multiplexing (SDTM). Role is a metadata attribute that determines the type of information conveyed by an observation-describing variable and standardises rules for using the describing variable.

role

(rōl)
1. The pattern of behavior that one exhibits in relationship to people with whom one has or had primary relationships.
2. A socially agreed set of behaviors or accepted normative code.
[Fr.]

role

(rōl)
Pattern of behavior that a person exhibits in relationship to significant others in his or her life.
[Fr.]

Patient discussion about role

Q. do these medicines have any role in diagnosis? hi …..I am scared from the day I was diagnosed with bipolar 2……my symptoms spoke its tune and I was on a verge to lose on the credits I gained just because of bipolar. I have started with the minimum dose of Paxil before the confirmation as bipolar 2. The doctor has prescribed me meds before confirmation of the disorder. I have a strong doubt. Do these medicines have any role in diagnosis…or I was put on the treatment on the basis of symptoms…..anyways I will meet my doc and confirm later….but what you guys say…..?

A. Unfortunately with mental illness there is no blood test that you can get and wait for the results. With mental illness it is answers to a series of questions that will give you a diagnosis. As well starting medications to treat the illness is a way to be sure you do have that illness. I agree with Rohan I believe you are in good hands have some failth in your doctor and be thankful he is choosing to begin treating you for this illness before it becomes worse. At the beginning everyone is scared and reluctant, but working with your doctor can help you gain back control over your life. Trust him and he will help you. I wish you all the best on your journey, have failth you will be okay and you will be.

Q. please let me know my role as a health care professional in caring for a child with autism. I am a health care professional not a specialist. So consider my situation and please let me know my role as a health care professional in caring for a child with autism.

A. If you can provide good nutrition that would be huge,
higly effective natural nutritionals include:

calcium/magnesium
kelp
cod liver oil
flax seed oil
raw apple cider vinegar

Also, avoid highly processed foods like white sugar, white flour, an high fructose corn syrup.

Q. What role does emotion have in the life of someone with autism? I just find the whole disorder of autism hard to understand because I'm a really emotional person. I'm especially interested in how people with mild autism or Asperger's can function fine but then when it comes to feeling empathy they have such trouble. I guess my question is how such people experience emotion--are these people actually unable to care about others? My intention is not to sound ignorant, I'm genuinely curious.

A. I have asperger's and most everything for me is logically analyzed and I have a difficulty knowing what emotion goes with certain situations and how the emotion manifests itself within me.
I care about others, I just cannot always put myself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling.

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References in classic literature ?
And with those words he realized that he had definitely committed himself to his hypocritical role.
And so Martin's role was arranged for him, while he, led on by Arthur and Norman, was meditating an extravagance.
His first idea of the role he would play was that of a free and independent American who chose to work with his hands and no explanations given.
From acting outraged feelings, Freddie Drummond, in the role of his other self, came to experience genuine outrage, and it was only when he returned to the classic atmosphere of the university that he was able, sanely and conservatively, to generalize upon his underworld experiences and put them down on paper as a trained sociologist should.
It was this automatic assumption of a role that was considered imperative.
Incidentally, I may state that in my dual role I managed a few important things for the Revolution.
The hostess assumed the ungrateful role of "the millionaire's eldest son," and implored her expiring parent not to dislocate Society by allowing such vast sums to pass out of the family.
It was Soapy's design to assume the role of the despicable and execrated "masher.
These are merely a few of the things that went through my mind, and are related for the sake of vindicating myself in advance in the weak and helpless role I was destined to play.
She recalled the partly sincere, though greatly exaggerated, role of the mother living for her child, which she had taken up of late years, and she felt with joy that in the plight in which she found herself she had a support, quite apart from her relation to her husband or to Vronsky.
The one role in life in which I fancied you ill at ease you seem to fill to perfection.
I feared he might give me a piece of information that would make my assumed role of match-maker odious- however unreal it was.