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model

noun antetype, archetype, copy, copy in miniature, design, example, exemplar, exemplum, gauge, guide, ideal, image, imitation, miniature, mold, paradigm, paragon, pattern, plan, precedent, prototype, replica, representation, sample, specimen, standard
Associated concepts: Model Code
See also: absolute, arrangement, build, case, code, copy, criterion, design, epitome, example, exemplar, exemplary, forge, form, guide, ideal, illustration, instance, laudable, make, norm, paradigm, paragon, paramount, pattern, precedent, principle, produce, professional, prototype, representative, rule, sample, specimen, standard, stellar, style, symbol, typical

MODEL. A machine made on a small scale to show the manner in which it is to be worked or employed.
     2. The Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires an inventor who is desirous to take out a patent for his invention, to furnish a model of his invention, in all cases which admit of representation by model, of a convenient size to exhibit advantageously its several parts.

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At the 'specific suggestion' stage of the PLISSIT model, assessment of issues and provision of interventions occurs at the individual patient level.
For example, it is estimated that only 30 percent of the cancer population will need this last level of the PLISSIT model, for the majority of sexual function problems are resolved with providing permission, limited information, and specific suggestions (Derogatis & Kourlesis, 1981).
The purpose of this article is to provide social workers with information about the PLISSIT model (Annon, 1974), the "state-of-the art" intervention used for the treatment of sexuality issues (McCarthy, 2001; Borelli-Kerner & Bernell, 1997), and one that we have used in our professional social work practice with individuals who have chronic health conditions.