bedside manner


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bedside manner

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

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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Akin to this paper's premise, the law research suggests applying the concept of bedside manner, as a basis for deskside manner in the context of legal services (Schwartz, 1985).
As long ago as 1916, the examination included a test of "bedside manners," where prospective physicians took histories and performed physicals on three live patients, then took an oral examination about what they found.
Likewise, police officers need the appropriate bedside manner to develop a proper relationship with citizens.
CHICAGO -- Hospitalized patients care more about their physician's bedside manner than they do about the amount of time that the physician spends with them.
CHICAGO -- Patients care more about bedside manner than they do about the amount of time that their doctor spends with them.
Successful management of IAQ complaints requires two essential tools: First is recognition of the psychosocial nature of the problems and development of a good bedside manner to deal with them.
I'm convinced now that interviewing skills--or "bedside manner"--can be taught, that active listening can be learned, that the "playback" of what patients have said to reassure them that they were truly understood can be mastered, that the connecting touch on the shoulder that has been known for centuries as the "laying on of the hands" is a skill within a realm of even the less demonstrative student physicians.
Find one with newspaper experience and a good "bedside manner." You want a sincere extrovert.
Now, investigators are realizing that these immune cells may sometimes have a gentler bedside manner. In fighting the hepatitis B virus, for example, these lymphocytes appear to secrete compounds that provoke infected cells into destroying the viral molecules being produced inside them.
In addition, the doctor-hosts are often chosen not just for their competence, but also for their good looks-and even more attractive 'bedside manner.'