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something that is due to someone by law or by tradition.
right to fair treatment the fair selection and treatment of subjects during the course of a research study. Principles governing fairness include informed voluntary decision by the subjects to participate and selection according to criteria directly related to the study rather than according to artificial social or cultural biases.
negative right a right to refuse care or not to be interfered with; it obligates another to refrain from doing something. One example is the right to refuse treatment, which is grounded in the principle of respect for autonomy. This is mentioned in the “Patient's Bill of Rights;” see patient's rights.
patient's r's see patient's rights.
positive right a right to be provided with a good or service such as health care, usually grounded in the principle of justice. It is philosophically more difficult to justify than a negative right because it obligates another to do something.

congenital heart disease

A congenital malformation–eg, coarctation of aorta, VSD, ASD, tetraology of Fallot–of the heart or great blood vessels, which may or may not have clinical consequences. See Baby Faye heart, Shunt.
Congenital heart disease
Rightleft shunt Cyanotic shunt Tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great vessels, trucus arteriosus, tricuspid valve atresia
Leftright shunt Acyanotic shunt Patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, aortic coarctation (NEJM 2000; 342:256rv)


(rit) [AS. riht],

R; rt

1. Pert. to the dextral side of the body (the side away from the heart), which in most persons is the stronger or preferred. Synonym: dexter
2. Legal authority to supervise and control one's own actions or the actions of others.
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In particular, even the objective behind the desire for positive rights or entitlements (e.
But when one examines the constituent role of the state in reified social and economic institutions, the distinction between positive rights and negative freedoms is not only slippery, it is indeterminate.
In this passage, there are only individuals in sight; any suggested means of making it possible for speakers of different official languages to get along is rejected as contrary to the essence of the positive rights conception of the claim.
To say that positive rights exist implies a corresponding duty to actively support the right claimed.
Note how Wisniewski gets himself once again snared into the delusion of positive rights.
He believes that positive rights do indeed differ from negative rights in the sense that the former impose "weightier and more irksome duties.
The right to access family-planning services is not included in the ICCPR The interpretation of Article 23 provided by the Human Rights Committee confirms a positive right to non-discriminatory access to reproductive technologies.
In this Jehovah's Witness case, it should have been made explicit that respect for a negative right does not entail a positive right to save life at all costs.
It is great for the city and shows that young people are doing something positive right now.
She was always thinking of others and remained positive right up until her last days.
Thus, he contends that the only valid reason for obliging the mother to carry out the pregnancy could stem from the existence of a relevant positive right (e.