bedside manner


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bedside manner

One's demeanor and behavior when interacting with patients, as of a medical professional, especially a doctor. Based on his bedside manner, I wonder if Dr. Smith is capable of feeling compassion at all. Her wonderful bedside manner was able to calm even the most agitated patients.
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bedside manner

a doctor's approach or attitude to a patient.
1993 Bill Moyers Healing & the Mind Are you just talking about the old-fashioned bedside manner of a doctor who comes around and visits you when you need him?
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Tertiary educators need not only to be aware of these feelings, but also to make a conscious effort to alleviate them to establish some comfort and stability in the student experience just as a doctor with good bedside manner would provide.
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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.
He is universally disliked (ask anyone) and though he appears to have more integrity than the vanished thespian, Mr Blair, he doesn't have the bedside manner required to give confidence to citizens of this realm.
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It takes knowledge, patience, tools, a network, report writing skills and a good bedside manner to be a successful inspector.
The cost of the test, the need to travel to testing sites, and the idea of measuring the seemingly subjective judgment of a physician's bedside manner have drawn some fire.
Etufugh's bedside manner is one based in congeniality.
Most time is spent watching bedside manner of old-timers, who truly seem to comfort their patients.
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Wallach was a gifted physician with a bedside manner beyond compare.
My reaction was a mixture of anger at this doctor with the bedside manner of a wrecking ball, and fear--a terrible sinking fear that I was going to die.