SICK ROLE

the expected behaviour of a person who is ill, mentally ill or hurt. These expectations can be from family, community a society in general and the patient. They influence how a person will behave and how people will relate to him.

SICK ROLE: "Joe had a typical sick role for hid mental illness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SICK ROLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sick-role/ (accessed April 9, 2020).
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