bedside manner

noun
|Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of bedside manner

: the manner that a physician assumes toward patients
  • a doctor with a soothing bedside manner
; broadly : a person's manner in dealing with others
  • The good news for Coelho is that his problem is largely a matter of style, not substance. With a smoother bedside manner, friends and opponents agree, he could probably get the job done.
  • —Dana Milbank

Examples of bedside manner in a Sentence

  1. A number of patients have complained about the doctor's impersonal bedside manner.

  2. a nurse with a warm bedside manner

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First Known Use of bedside manner

1848

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BEDSIDE MANNER Defined for English Language Learners

bedside manner

Definition of bedside manner for English Language Learners

  • : the way a doctor or nurse behaves with patients


Medical Dictionary

bedside manner

noun

medical Definition of bedside manner

: the manner that a physician assumes toward patients

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