from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The attitude and conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient.
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- n. The ability of a medic or doctor to interact with his/her patients.
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- n. manner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient
Eleanor Prentice had a sort of coy bedside manner with the rector.
“The staff at Metropolitan Hospital described him as having a very good bedside manner when he worked there as a nurse,” I pointed out.
The real trouble was that Brob, having little else to do under way, spent most of same time keeping him company and trying to cheer him up; and Brob’s bedside manner left something to be desired.
In the meantime, we were still busting Bill Stanton over his bedside manner the day before, when the group first came through the doors.