cli·​ni·​cian | \ kli-ˈni-shən How to pronounce clinician (audio) \

Definition of clinician

1 : a person qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory
2 : a person who conducts a clinic

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Studies show the state could be down by as many as 10,000 primary care clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Elizabeth Aguilera, The Mercury News, "Paging more doctors: California’s worsening physician shortage," 20 Aug. 2019 Everyday real-life events that stimulate ASMR include receiving positive personal attention from teachers, clinicians, hairdressers, spa employees, or family members, or simply having a friend braid your hair and speak softly to you. Craig Richard,, "The blissful and bizarre world of ASMR," 16 Aug. 2019 Not so with suicide, in which the suddenness of the loss can shake the foundations of any clinician, whether early-career or deeply experienced. Zheala Qayyum, Scientific American, "Where do Psychiatrists go When a Patient Dies?," 30 July 2019 The Spring location, which opens Wednesday, will be housed in 5,300-square-feet and employ 15 clinicians, a spokesman for the California company said. Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle, "New health care center to open in Spring for workers at nearby companies," 18 July 2019 With its funding, Mahmee plans to hire more engineers, clinicians, and sales staff to support its expansion; the startup is focusing on cities with especially high maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Fortune, "Serena Williams and Mark Cuban Invest in Startup Fighting Maternal Mortality," 15 July 2019 In Irving, department leaders implemented a peer support team, which includes a clinician, for critical incidents and stress in late 2016 after an officer died by suicide. Dallas News, "For Dallas-area officers coping with trauma after July 7 ambush and other shootings, a focus on mental wellness," 7 July 2019 Otherwise, a county clinician or other mental health worker is supposed to follow up within 24 hours. oregonlive, "Portland aims to dispatch better first responders for homelessness calls," 14 Sep. 2019 Each team must now retain a behavioral health clinician to be available for players at the training facility at least eight hours a week. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, "Will the NFL allow players to use marijuana? League wants science to determine drug policy," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of clinician

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of clinician

: a person (such as a doctor or nurse) who works directly with patients rather than in a laboratory or as a researcher


cli·​ni·​cian | \ klin-ˈish-ən How to pronounce clinician (audio) \

Medical Definition of clinician

: an individual qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory

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