The power or right of self-government; self-government, or political independence, of a city or a state.
The sovereignty of reason in the sphere of morals; or man's power, as possessed of reason, to give law to himself. In this, according to Kant, consist the true nature and only possible proof of liberty.
An ethical principle that requires policy-makers, advocates, planners, administrators, providers and family members of adult service consumers to respect the right of legally competent individuals to make decisions about the course of their lives.
making independent decisions or choices, hopefully retained or involved as one's ability permits.
taking commands from only one authoritative source, oneself, and rejecting all attempts to override one's autonomy. Moral autonomy entails making the final decisions about what one should do. Political autonomy entails having the liberty to act upon the decision one has made.
The ability of self control.
the ability to function independently without control by others.
personal freedom or the right of individuals or group to determine the rules under which they live
respect for the self-determination of each adult person. This is a very strong principle in American culture.
order by term] level: Introductory (1) Self government; personal freedom.
level: Introductory (1) [ order by level] Self government; personal freedom.
Tne state of being autonomous. Antonym of heteronomy and alienation.
immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
Modern Western society places a high premium on the notion of autonomy and on the associated notions of rationality and responsibility. The ideal of self-government imposes high barriers to intervention, complicating the roles of health-care professionals, who must balance the demands of health against the claims of autonomy. [See Case Studies related to Autonomy
A form of system that can act independently, e.g. a robot. Used in complexity to refer to active (teleological) agents rather than passive ones, i.e. agents with internal goals that can act differently in identical external circumstances.
The exercise of self determination and choice among alternatives, based on the values and beliefs of the individual making the choice.
(1) quality or state of being self-governing; (2) self-directing freedom; (3) ability to make choices for oneself.
The degree to which a job provides substantial freedom, independence, and discretion to an individual in scheduling and carrying out his work.
an action which is determined by the subject's own free choice (see will). In the second Critique, moral action is defined as being autonomous. (Cf. heteronomy.)
The extent of individual freedom and discretion in the work and its scheduling.
To freely determine one's own course in life . Etymologically, it is made up of autos meaning self and nomos meaning rule. Autonomy was central for Kant. Without autonomy people cannot be morally responsible for their actions. It is usually contrasted with "heteronomy" meaning the rule by others. To believe people are autonomous is a position opposed to Determinism.
To freely determine your own decisions and course in life. This implies freedom of thought, expression and action. Our autonomy is limited by the right of others to have autonomy. It is a rights-based concept.
The authority, responsibility and accountability to take decisions and/or actions
1) Derived from Greek words meaning "self rule." Referring to the patient's right of self-determination concerning medical care. Autonomy may be used in various senses including freedom of action, effective deliberation, and authenticity. It supports such moral and legal principles as respect for persons and informed consent. 2) Making decisions for oneself, in light of a personal system of values and beliefs.
the fact or condition of being autonomous; self-government; independence.
One who values freedom in the work place and dislikes "micromanagment".
The condition or quality of being autonomous; independence (e.g., jazz musicians have the autonomy to play chords any way they want).
The ability to make decisions for oneself. A person acts autonomously when such decisions can be put into effect.
1. The freedom to be your own person—a law unto yourself—which is both a blessing and a curse 2. The state of being self-governing or self-ruling 3. The capacity to both give oneself to the law and to fulfill it
self-rule, the ultimate end of anthropocentric (man-centered) philosophies and theologies which reject the right of authority of the Creator-God over man, the creature (as opposed to heteronomy). The philosophies of Nietzsche and Sartre, for example, move along this line to the point at which the goal of autonomy necessitates God’s “elimination”—an event contrived in man’s imagination, perceived to free men from moral accountability to anyone but themselves.
The ability to freely determine one’s own course in life. Etymologically, it goes back to the Greek words for "self" and "law." This term is most strongly associated with Immanuel Kant, for whom it meant the ability to give the moral law to oneself.
The attempt to live apart from any law external to the self. To VT, this is the paradigm attitude of unbelief. See Bahnsen 109, n.
One of five principles of ethical behavior that guide the construction and development of the CRCC Code of Ethics. It refers to that aspect of the â€œspirit of caring and respectâ€ that requires rehabilitation counselors to always, â€œhonor the right to make individual decisionsâ€ (preamble of the CRC Code of Ethics)
independence in making decisions and performing actions.
Independence; self-determination, self-governance.
human right to self-government and freedom of choice; in clinical research refers to the subject's right to give voluntary and informed consent to participate in a trial, to refuse to participate, or to withdraw at any time
individual independence or freedom
The principle of autonomy gives to the adult competent individual the right of self-determination and to have full control over decisions related to invasion of the body.
A term that refers to the independence of the moral or ethical agent in decision-making.
Independence or freedom; the right of self-government.
The state of being self-governed.
It is the principle that independent actions and choices of an individual should not be constrained by others. Bacteremia: A pathological state characterized by the presence of bacteria in the blood.
Freedom from all external constraints. Independence consisting of self-determination.
(also see principle of autonomy) Independence; self-containment; self-government.
the idea that an individual has self control over his / her own actions and can think and act independently, consider varied opinions and make his / her own decisions.
Making your own decisions, including the decision to choose someone you trust to help you.
The state of being independent, self-determining, or free.
A person’s ability to make independent choices. autopsy Examination of a body organ and tissue after death. Autopsy is often performed (upon request) to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
An ethical principle which, when applied to managed care, states that managed care organizations and their providers have a duty to respect the right of their members to make decisions about the course of their lives.
the right to self-determination.
See also Sovereignty
Autonomy (Greek: Auto-Nomos - nomos meaning "law": one who gives oneself his own law) means freedom from external authority. Autonomy is a concept found in moral, political, and bioethical philosophy. Within these contexts it refers to the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, uncoerced decision.