bedside manner


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bedside manner

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

bed′side man′ner


n.
the attitude, approach, and deportment of a doctor toward patients.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.bedside manner - manner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patientbedside manner - manner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
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He affected the bedside manner of the kind, breezy old physician; and probably gave a good deal of comfort.
She claims to be his biggest fan, but as she nurses him back to health, her bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired
Meanwhile, Ollie's bedside manner needs some work, and Dominic finds he's a natural with babies.
Her bedside manner was exemplary, she was a consummate professional.
I am very thankful that my patients have provided feedback that they appreciate my bedside manner.
He's handsome, has a lovely bedside manner and, just like Grey's Anatomy's Derek Shepherd, puts patient care before cost.
A TV doctor has hit out at the "disgusting" bedside manner of staff who treated his gran at a Scots hospital.
Patients have expressed their esteemed opinion of this doctor's bedside manner, identifying as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors.
Raymond plays anaesthetist Matt Strong, whose bedside manner turns the head of Zoe (Sunetra Sarker), while Robert Boulter is junior doctor Kieron who melts ice queen May (Laura Aikman) but is hiding a big secret.
But Rab and Jamesie Cotter's bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired when they struggle to comfort the old dear.
Combining the bedside manner of Florence Nightingale with the body of Hercules and the gung-ho of Flash Gordon, he looks like his preferred method of dealing with any illness would be to give it a stern talking to, and if that didn't work taking it out-sidfor a good kicking.
Rubin concedes that technology has vastly improved medical care, but notes that patients still long for a touch of bedside manner.