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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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However, as people notice that some are using PTSD as an excuse to take advantage of the system, fear of being labeled as a malingerer discourages real patients from seeking care (loop R5).
This step will help improve the attendance of the doctors and this watch dog will prove a credible testimony while taking disciplinary action against the malingerers and absconding doctors.
Until personality-disordered malingerers are held accountable and not allowed to compromise the serious nature of the real growth and change others are working hard to effect in their lives, then we are to blame for codependency and malfeasance.
Most workplaces have their fair share of bureaucrats, strutting bullyboys (or girls), timeservers, malingerers, good guys, bad guys, creeps - and occasional Pietersenstyle geniuses.
Malingerers in the shops on Kurfurstendamm StraAe, one of West Berlin's most chic boulevards, received a treat on Saturday afternoon when the pro-Palestinian (and very anti-Israel) Quds Day parade passed boisterously through.
Those who fail the test due to unemployment, ill health or disability are castigated as work shy malingerers.
The effect of unemployment on self esteem is well documented and by encouraging the portrayal of the unemployed as malingerers Ms Joan Burton has made a bad situation worse.
With the strain on government health facilities due to a high number of patients, often raised by the ministry, it's time they stood up and took a hard stance against persistent malingerers.
When presenting ideas for assessing malingerers he suggests that readers try to "understand the motive of the guy.
Advantages include systematic monitoring of employees, liaison with medical professionals and insurers, plus the accurate identifying of malingerers.
In fact, often these people were described as work-shy malingerers when the reality was that even the most dedicated job-seekers could not find jobs simply because they didn't exist.
Brady writes: "But perhaps more embarrassing to prudently financial New Labour, are the ranks of tramps and malingerers who have escaped into Ashworth to avoid working for a living, demanding and receiving full board and full benefits of pounds 100 per week pocket money for life (we prison transfers receive only pounds 25, being regarded as 'patients' only for restrictions).