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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The PLISSIT model: a proposed conceptual scheme for the behavioral treatment of sexual problems.
Within the context of an interprofessional team it is usually ideal that all team members are sufficiently comfortable with the topic of sexual health, and with their own sexuality, to work with any patients at the 'permission' and 'limited information' level of the PLISSIT model (Sipski and Alexander 1997).
The BETTER model (Mick & Cohen, 2003; Mick, Hughes, & Cohen, 2004); the ALARM model (Andersen, 1990); the PLISSIT model (Annon, 1976); and PLISSIT'S more recent iteration, the Ex-PLISSIT model (B.
BEST TOOLS: The PLISSIT model has been used to assess and manage the sexuality of adults (Annon, 1976).