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  1. Sick role

    Sick role is a term used in medical sociology regarding sickness and the rights and obligations of the affected. It is a concept created by American sociologist Talcott Parsons in 1951.

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  1. Sick Role

    Set of expectations that exempt persons from responsibility for their illness and exempt them from usual responsibilities.

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