Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A health professional, such as a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or nurse, involved in clinical practice, as distinguished from one specializing in research.
  • n. A health professional who practices at a clinic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A healthcare provider working in a clinic or hospital.
  • n. A medical resident working as an intern in a clinic or hospital during clinical rotations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes a practical study of disease in the persons of those afflicted by it.
  • n. A practical physician whose methods are based on experience rather than on theory; also, a teacher of medicine whose method of instruction is clinical rather than didactic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments

Etymologies

French clinicien, from clinique, clinic; see clinic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • If either of these things happens, follow the directions in your package insert, consider taking emergency contraception, and call your clinician.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • Of equal interest to the clinician is the fact that whereas the DSM system for antisocial (or sociopathic) personality relies solely on historical, social class-related diagnostic criteria (e.g., truancy, drug abuse, criminality), the Tyrer system provides some cross-sectional behaviors that can be directly observed by the examiner (e.g., irritability, callousness).

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • The drugs are then administered to the patient by a nurse or 'clinician' who may or may not be licensed.

    Theodore's World

  • The non-degree training programs will take no more than six months to complete and train workers in jobs such as clinician/practitioner consultant, implementation support specialist and technical/software support staff.

    Los Angeles Business News - Local Los Angeles News | Los Angeles Business from bizjournals

  • Actually, SOTT does not recommend the above mentioned website because, to our certain knowledge, there is at least one "clinician" operating there who dispenses advice and counsel who is pathological herself.

    Signs of the Times

  • Fendrick says, "Cutting back on health care without consulting your clinician is a very risky decision.

    Kansas City infoZine Headlines

  • The idea of Hamlet's confinement within a hospital-cum-prison is ever present, not just through alarm bells and security guards, but through the transformation of Polonius into a note-taking clinician.

    Hamlet – review

  • In a briefing paper, Health and social care bill: A genuine devolution of power, the union says that although it agrees in principle with health secretary Andrew Lansley's plans for clinician led commissioning, the wording of the bill "does not match the rhetoric".

    BMA attacks health bill's 'power to GPs' pledge

  • "Because in some tasks — like a clinician diagnosing your illness or a medical researcher formulating new hypotheses to investigate — it might be terrific to have something like Watson and Google as tools for the doctor, but not instead of the human doctor."

    What is 'Does Watson want your job?'

  • As a clinician, I have chosen to work with survivors of torture and other types of human rights violations from around the world.

    Mojdeh Rohani: Listening to Iran's Baha'i Community

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