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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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For malingerers it may remove a possible element of guilt about cheating on their own employer, if they feel they are reporting to a third party outsider.
Currently, suggestions about dealing with malingerers in a helpful and nonpunitive fashion consist largely of "practice wisdom" derived from the personal experience of the respective clinician.
Although the present results suggest that our simulated malingerers had difficulty inhibiting irrelevant information (likely because of an attentional resource allocation issue), various shortcomings and alternative interpretations of the data should be addressed.
Such programs are especially important in preventing stress claims in the Replicated Family Worker, High Achiever, Constant Turmoil Worker, and Malingerer categories.
We, as employers, can not question a GP's note without a great deal of hassle and no hope of reversal and the malingerer knows that.
After listening to their graphic descriptions he will be made to feel he is a mere pretender to the throne, a malingerer who has made a mountain of a molehill.
A more difficult problem, but equally costly and time consuming, is the malingerer.
They told me I was nuts or a malingerer,'' said the former professional ballerina who suffered a leg injury that escalated into RSD.
And he said Elton was upset at any suggestion he had been a malingerer.
But if everyone chose to be a malingerer no-one would get any money at all.
Saha, 30, managed just six league starts last season - and 52 in total during his four-and-a-half years at Old Trafford - and hit back at suggestions he was a malingerer.