I'm writing an article in health care field. I'm looking for a word that is used for a person who accompanies a patient in hospital. I once saw the specific word for that in an article but I can't remember it. I know that it's not "visitor" or "patient relative". There is a very specific word for it.
"Chaperone" for all nonpsychiatric services in the US. For psychiatric services, the word is "sitter." The sitter's role is simply to observe that the patient is not trying to harm oneself, may also be used with dementia.
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