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.
Empark UK should improve its bedside manner at Croydon University Hospital by providing more staff bays and stop behaving like Dracula.
There is still little sign of Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) developing a kindly bedside manner, or any social skills whatsoever, while some of the residents of beautiful Portwenn (Port Isaac, in Cornwall, in real life, and the best thing about the show) still seem to belong to another, less enlightened, age.
Of course, they have to make sure that they don't come off as insensitive and even crass-that's when a good and judicious bedside manner comes in real handy.
He broke his philosophy down into three areas--servant's heart, bedside manner, and Socratic mindset.
While bedside manner research is established within the medical context and deskside manner in the law context, to our knowledge, the practice of deskside manner has not been discussed in the tertiary education context.
Meanwhile, Ollie's bedside manner needs some work, and Dominic finds he's a natural with babies.
Jennifer Garner brings a warm bedside manner as a sympathetic doctor and Jared Leto is touching as his drug-addicted transgender business partner - but apart from making tart remarks isn't given a lot to do.
He's handsome, has a lovely bedside manner and, just like Grey's Anatomy's Derek Shepherd, puts patient care before cost.
Patients have expressed their esteemed opinion of this doctor's bedside manner, identifying as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors.
Fans of "House," the television medical drama starring Hugh Laurie as a brilliant diagnostic physician utterly devoid of bedside manner, may disagree, but screening for social skills is a welcome trend in the nation's medical schools, which have long relied almost exclusively on college grades and standardized testing to sort through applicants.