nature of illness


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nature of illness

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The expression(s) of a disease and its meaning(s) to the patient and significant others.
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7%) of parents had nonmedical beliefs regarding the nature of illness of their child.
The complexity and shared nature of illness perceptions and coping activities among later life spouses provides an important contribution to the literature.
In fact, the very nature of illness and disability is changing.
Those discussions lead Cassell into generalizations about the nature of persons, the physician-patient relationship, the nature of illness, or the goals of medicine and medical education.
Examples include Monday/Friday abuse (the term we use for the days bracketing the employee's work week, whichever days it happens to include), habit-forming days (usually immediately before or after the person's scheduled work week, but occasionally associated with something else, such as a spouse's vacation day or the tennis tournaments that are common in our town), length of time of each illness, and nature of illness.
John Walsh, head of marketing and sales at Royal Liver Assurance who commissioned the study, said there was evidence that consumers were confused about the nature of illness cover.