role playing

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1923
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A definition of the term "role playing" is presented. It refers to the assignment and acting out of a role in a treatment setting to provide individuals an opportunity for people to explore the behaviors and feelings of others, or to see themselves as others see them. It is also used to teach the skills which include interviewing, history taking and doing a physical examination.


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