sick person

sick person
a person suffering from an illness
Syn: ↑diseased person, ↑sufferer
Derivationally related forms: ↑suffer (for: ↑sufferer)
Hypernyms: ↑unfortunate, ↑unfortunate person

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  • Sick role — The Sick Role was a concept invented by Talcott Parsons in 1951. It is a term widely used in medical sociology. ‘Being Sick’ is not simply a ‘state of fact’ or ‘condition’, it is a specifically patterned social role. The theory outlined two… …   Wikipedia

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