Definition of Patient role

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Affected Role, Patient
Generic synonyms: Participant Role, Semantic Role

Lexicographical Neighbors of Patient Role

patient care management
patient care planning
patient care team
patient compliance
patient controlled analgesia
patient credit and collection
patient discharge
patient education
patient escort service
patient identification systems
patient isolation
patient isolators
patient of
patient participation
patient readmission
patient role (current term)
patient satisfaction
patient selection
patient simulation
patient transfer
patients' rooms

Literary usage of Patient role

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mental Health, United States, 1994 edited by Ronald W. Manderscheid, Mary A. Sonnenschein (1995)
"In addition to increasing patient satisfaction and compliance, assuming an active patient role increases the likelihood that mental health problems will be ..."

2. Assessing Alcohol Problems: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers by John P. Allen, Megan Columbus (1997)
"1993), a patient role-plays responses to 10 situations—5 interpersonal and 5 intrapersonal in nature. In contrast to the other measures, ..."

3. Identifying Health Technologies That Work: Searching For Evidence by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The patient's role in clinical decisionmaking has increased substantially over the past several decades. Patient preferences are important and legitimate ..."

4. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"It also addresses the patient's role in adopting new health behaviors after being advised to do so. The health professional must know what is classified as ..."

5. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... medicine practitioners who emphasize the patient's role in the healing process as well as the importance of the patient-practitioner interaction. ..."

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