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bedside manner
Pronunciation: /ˌbɛdsʌɪd ˈmanə/

Definition of bedside manner in English:

A doctor’s approach or attitude to a patient: my reputation for a sympathetic bedside manner he was brisk and elderly with very little bedside manner
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  • It was not just their approach in general because I observed their amicable bedside manner with other patients.
  • In fact, the main aspects of quality we see and judge are waiting times, the reception area, hospital food and the doctor's bedside manner.
  • The aim is to produce young doctors who know the theory, but also have the experience and bedside manner to deal with patients face to face.
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