Definition of bedside manner in English:

bedside manner


  • A doctor's approach or attitude to a patient.

    ‘my reputation for a sympathetic bedside manner’
    ‘he was brisk and elderly with very little bedside manner’
    • ‘What good they did was mostly achieved through a confident bedside manner, reassuring the patient that all would be well.’
    • ‘It was less the technical aspect - she was very comfortable with administering medicine and treatment - but her bedside manner.’
    • ‘The aim is to produce young doctors who know the theory, but also have the experience and bedside manner to deal with patients face to face.’
    • ‘His authoritative bedside manner would also have contributed to his success with patients.’
    • ‘Actually talk to them, treat them like human beings, it's the bedside manner it comes down to at the end of the day.’
    • ‘The idea of the scheme is to let medical staff understand how it feels to be a patient and how simple amendments to their bedside manner can make all the difference to good care.’
    • ‘For example, we assume our doctors know medicine, so we judge them on their bedside manner.’
    • ‘In fact, the main aspects of quality we see and judge are waiting times, the reception area, hospital food and the doctor's bedside manner.’
    • ‘It was not just their approach in general because I observed their amicable bedside manner with other patients.’
    • ‘You just now have a doctor with a better bedside manner.’
    • ‘Again the staff's bedside manner was impeccable, and helped us through a long evening of hanging around waiting to feel better.’
    • ‘He is quite bright and has the most impeccable bedside manner.’
    • ‘As much as I personally like your bedside manner, I just don't see you as the healing type.’
    • ‘On the other hand, I am now more convinced than ever that Maggie will make a great doctor: what, with her bedside manner and everything.’
    • ‘Patients equate ‘goodness’ with up to date medical knowledge and clinical skill, strong ethical standards, and a bedside manner that is empathetic, courteous, and kind.’
    • ‘Nurses complain that doctors don't listen to patients, don't explain things to patients, don't want to collaborate, have terrible bedside manner… and on and on.’
    • ‘As a future doctor, the young Mr. Haze already feels that he is developing a rather nice bedside manner, which his many patients will greatly appreciate one day.’
    • ‘Brushing up on your bedside manner may mean more to your patients than spending more time with them.’
    • ‘With a pleasant bedside manner, he made me feel very comfortable and took the time to provide me with a detailed explanation of what the chemo treatments involved and how they would be administered.’
    • ‘Eliss' bedside manner was almost precisely what he needed, and he could feel some of the tension that bunched in his shoulders and neck letting go with her competence and comfort.’


bedside manner

/ˌbɛdsʌɪd ˈmanə/