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Sick Role

"Sick Role" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Set of expectations that exempt persons from responsibility for their illness and exempt them from usual responsibilities.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sick Role" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sick Role" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 153 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 1995
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.