patient role

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Noun1.patient role - the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
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Many psychiatrists today undergo psychotherapy for their own well-being and to better understand the patient role.
Successful physicians will learn how to become the patient's advocate and guide in ways that accommodate a more active patient role in treatment planning and execution.
These changes seemed to be shaped primarily by a changing patient role, increased interdisciplinary teamwork, and rehabilitation taking place in the patient's environment.
Service members are provided a structured, scheduled environment to prevent them from adopting a patient role.
It is important that actors are self-aware and do not put themselves at risk by drawing on their own personal experiences with mental illness to fulfil the patient role.
The Marine-turned-journalist, functioning as both a patient and recorder of the patient role, holds up an excellent mirror to our psychiatric practice.
Using a very old reference from my thesis, Tryon and Leonard (1965) stated that the active patient role requires more of those persons working with the patient, rather than less.
The power differential between patients and their physicians is deeply engrained in the culture of medicine and is rooted in differences in status and knowledge (Starr 1982) and is expressed and reinforced through the traditional, passive patient role and the dominant, paternalistic physician role enacted during a medical encounter (Charles, Whelan, and Gafni 1999).
Also, residents may be unwilling or unable to see themselves in the patient role.
Recently I've been thinking about Aboriginal people's role in healthcare settings and in my experience, have seen this to be more of a patient role than one of health care provider.

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