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5) My description of the sick role draws on two sources based on Talcott Parsons' original coinage in The Social System ([1951] 1991), Arthur W.
The motivation for the perpetrator's behavior is to assume the sick role by proxy.
Sex differences in sick role rejection and in work performance following cardiac surgery.
Parsons[21] used the concept of the sick role to describe the responsibilities and expectations of acutely ill members of American society.
But to the extent that there is some residue of the old gender role, women may more easily fit into the sick role position.
They began to act out a sick role simply because they had been labeled as sick.
Patient behavior may be described within the context of either the sick role espoused by Parsons or the need for autonomy developed by Conrad.
Although DSM-IV-TR (Table 2) assumes that the motivation for the patient with factitious disorder is to assume the sick role, DSM-5 merely states that the she (he) should present themselves as ill, impaired, or injured.
When patients under treatment for chronic pain are referred for management of emotional issues, "psychiatrists need to provide empathy and an understanding of their suffering, and help with healthy adaptation to the sick role," said Dr.