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bedside manner

noun [S] uk   us  
the way in which a doctor treats people who are ill, especially showing kind, friendly, and understanding behaviour: He has a very good bedside manner.
Translations of “bedside manner”
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫生對病人關心體貼的態度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医生对病人关心体贴的态度…
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