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Illness and Help-Seeking Behavior

  • Hoyle Leigh
  • Morton F. Reiser

Abstract

In the past, the term patient designated a person who was suffering or enduring pain, related to the word patience (Webster’s Third New International Dictionary). Modern usage of the term patient denotes a person who is seeking or is being given medical care. Although an illness usually leads a person to seek medical help, not all who are ill become patients nor are all patients necessarily ill.

Keywords

Social Class Varicose Vein Socioeconomic Class Illness Behavior Term Patient 
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© Hoyle Leigh and Morton F. Reiser 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoyle Leigh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Morton F. Reiser
    • 3
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineYale-New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison and Outpatient ServicesYale-New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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