malingerer


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Synonyms for malingerer

someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

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Judge John Warner told the paramedic: "You thought he was a drunk and a malingerer. He was neither of these.
(29) Once identified, personnel who falsely claim PTSD are known as malingerers. (27,28) In the past 13 years, financial supports for PTSD patients have grown by about 400%.
"To my mind, these are not the character traits, or indeed the actions, of a malingerer or someone who is out to exaggerate her claim for nancial gain", he ruled."
I think that kind of stuff has long been ruled out as being dirty tricks, so we've had to find other ways if you suspect somebody is a malingerer, and technology has done that.
Immortalised in the film Zulu, Hook, played by James Booth, is portrayed as an insubordinate malingerer and drunkard who only comes good during the battle.
When presenting ideas for assessing malingerers he suggests that readers try to "understand the motive of the guy." Once a malingerer is confirmed either by confrontation or corroboration through history or psychometric data he observes "they leg it out of the hospital."
Does it reflect basic mistrust - that everyone is immediately suspected of being a malingerer until proved otherwise?
Expanding on the literary theme, he researched the topic of deceit and illness-endorsing behaviour, presenting his integrated view in a talk entitled 'Was Hamlet a malingerer?'.
At present, much work on malingering focuses on the detection of the malingerer (Kagle, 1998).
He was depicted as a hard-drinking malingerer in Michael Caine's 1964 film Zulu on the defence of Rorke's Drift, but was a God-fearing teetotaller in real life.
Virtually every honest medical worker will admit to having stereotyped patients as "hysterical female," "drunk," "homeless," "secondary gain," "malingerer," "crock" or "frequent flier."
Gottlieb that Tom was not a malingerer, but rather a person with repressed memories.
"Vertigo, dizziness, and disequilibrium are all signs of vestibular dysfunction associated with mild traumatic brain injury," but "there is a tendency to discount a patient who does not have vertigo as a malingerer." Vertigo, characterized by the spinning of a room or environment, is increasingly called "true vertigo," he said.
"Vertigo, dizziness, and disequilibrium are all signs of vestibular dysfunction associated with mild traumatic brain injury However, there is a tendency to discount a patient who does not have vertigo as a malingerer," he said.
They will sing the Song of Humanity, but they would not give a red copper to rescue that Humanity -- preferring to tax you to do, publicly and ostentatiously and w ith corruption, whatever it is they think ought to be done to preserve the indolent and the indecent and the malingerer in the name of "Liberalism." Doubtless you think me extreme.