malingerer


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malingerer

 [mah-ling´ger-er]
one who is guilty of malingering.

ma·lin·ger·er

(mă-ling'gĕr-ĕr),
One who engages in malingering.

ma·lin·ger·er

(mă-ling'gĕr-ĕr)
One who engages in malingering.

malingerer

in human terms, an individual who feigns illness. The word cannot really be applied to animals but is sometimes used as a name for an assortment of otherwise difficult to classify cases, e.g. cows which 'sulk' and will not rise even though they probably can, or animals that practice attention-attraction behavior, e.g. dogs feigning lameness.
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This approach not only lets malingerers know that they are not succeeding, but also grants the clinician useful breathing space in which to regain perspective and seek a more satisfactory approach to the client's requests.
The demands of the negative priming task, coupled with the simulated malingerers likely devoting more attentional resources in avoiding the correct answer (or maintaining and monitoring a strategy that involved generating a consistent suboptimal level of performance), likely influenced the results obtained.
A well-detailed system of personnel policies and structured personnel record keeping can prevent stress claims in the High Achiever, Assaulted Superego and Malingerer categories of workers.
Believe me, this wasn't an attempt at sick humour but a genuine belief that one shouldn't indulge malingerers.
Now I'm not making excuses for the malingerer, and we all know the sort who phones in coughing and spluttering in summer, claiming to have "the flu".
Henry Hook - portrayed in the film Zulu as a Cockney malingerer - was actually a Gloucestershire man and a most upright soldier.
As a result those who claim to be suffering from stress can often be labelled a malingerer.
But there have been times when I have had people look at me as if I am a malingerer.
The doctor, baffled, accused him of being a malingerer.