bedside manner


the attitude, approach, and deportment of a doctor with patients: He has a reassuring bedside manner.

Origin of bedside manner

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for bedside manner

bedside manner

[ bĕdsīd′ ]


The attitude and conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient.
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