Re: Is the collocation awkward: conduct...managment?
"Conservative management of the patient's symptoms/illness/disease" could work (for me).
With illnesses such as cancer, teams of oncologists meet to discuss how they are going to "manage" their patients' cases. Those meetings are called "Case Management Meetings" (in the hospital I have experience of). I have heard "We have decided on aggressive management of your cancer" so I don't see why "conservative management" wouldn't be OK.
Edit: Apologies, I just realised I misread the original and that you were asking about "conduct ... management", not "conservative management". I don't really think "conduct" fits. My examples above stand and I would add "They decided to managed the patient conservatively ..."
Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Sep-2012 at 18:20.
Reason: Misread the original question
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