How to sign patient in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Medical care receiver

Sign Instructions:

Place your dominant hand on the shoulder of your non-dominant hand with your middle finger making contact with your shoulder. Slide your hand down your arm, and then bring it up and out and slide your hand across your arm.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of patient

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of patient

End of Sign

Final Frame of patient

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for patient
Extend the index and middle fingers in a 'V' shape, tucking the thumb in between the index and middle fingers, and folding the ring and pinky fingers into the palm.

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