A term, associated with the American functionalist Talcott Parsons, to describe the patterns of behaviour which a sick person adopts in order to minimize the disruptive impact of his or her illness on others.
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patterns of behaviour defined as appropriate for people who are ill
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Behaviour patterns consistent with those expected of an individual functioning in a state of ill health. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. in medical sociology, the familially or culturally accepted behavior pattern or role that one is permitted to exhibit during illness or disability, including sanctioned absence from school or work and a submissive, dependent relationship to family, health care personnel, and significant others. &...
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Sick role is a term used in medical sociology regarding sickness and the rights and obligations of the affected. It is a concept created by American sociologist Talcott Parsons in 1951. ==Concept== Parsons was a functionalist sociologist, who argued that being sick means that the sufferer enters a role of `sanctioned deviance`. This is because, ..
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An identity adopted by an individual as a patient that specifies a set of expected behaviors, usuall
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