malingerer


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malingerer

in military law, a person who pretends to be ill or who deliberately injures himself, as by shooting himself in the foot, to render himself unfit for service or to delay return to service.
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For malingerers it may remove a possible element of guilt about cheating on their own employer, if they feel they are reporting to a third party outsider.
Currently, suggestions about dealing with malingerers in a helpful and nonpunitive fashion consist largely of "practice wisdom" derived from the personal experience of the respective clinician.
A similar finding also was reported by Davis, King, Klebe, Bajszar, Bloodworth, and Wallick (1997), who showed that greater priming scores were evident in control subjects versus simulated malingerers on two tests of word stem completion.
A variety of tests, including the Romberg, Fukuda, and balance platform tests, can help establish the presence of vestibular dysfunction and weed out malingerers trying to "beat the system.
The Malingerer is the type of worker who feels the world owes him or her a living and files a stress claim as part of an ongoing attempt to get something for nothing.
After listening to their graphic descriptions he will be made to feel he is a mere pretender to the throne, a malingerer who has made a mountain of a molehill.
The pairing of wheelchair-bound malingerer Andy and his long-suffering helper Lou was overwhelmingly voted for by visitors to the attraction.
A less comical malingerer is Nick Nolte's Father Harlan.
However, there is a tendency to discount a patient who does not have vertigo as a malingerer," he said.
Judge John Warner told the paramedic: "You thought he was a drunk and a malingerer.
He said: "These people start from a position that assumes anyone claiming benefits is a malingerer and a liar.