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The Sick Role was a concept invented by Talcott Parsons in 1951. The theory outlined two rights of a sick person and two obligations:

Rights:

  1. The sick person is exempt from normal social roles
  2. The sick person is not responsible for their condition

Obligations:

  1. The sick person should try to get well
  2. The sick person should seek technically competent help and cooperate with the medical professional

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self-limiting behaviour

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