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conscientiousness

 [kon″she-en´shus-nes]
a principled commitment to do something, such as to provide health care.

conscientiousness

[kon′she·en′shusnes]
1 a principled commitment to do something, such as to provide health care.
2 acting in a way that is considered right or proper.

conscientiousness

one of the big five personality factors characterized by a tendency to be organized, thorough and reliable.
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An 18-year-old being denied exemption because he was considered too young to have a conscience; a declared atheist being told he couldn't possibly have a conscience; a conscientious objector who was a piano tuner by trade being denied exemption because how could he know what use the pianos he tuned might be put to?
Soon a system was introduced in which imprisoned conscientious objectors had the chance to swap prison for work centres, where they would be employed doing work not directly related to the war, though absolutists remained in prison.
The general council of the Swedish Medical Association recently agreed to work toward a legal right to conscientious refusal to refer patients to clinics offering alternative medicine.
Conscientious objection allows a doctor to refuse to provide a service based on deeply held religious, moral or ethical beliefs, even if the service is legal and pertains to the technical skills of the doctor's profession.
The increase in clandestine abortions is certainly due to the abnormal increase in conscientious objection, which has reached an average of 70 percent in the country as a whole, with a significant difference between the northern and southern regions.
Many conscientious objectors, such as Quakers, were given non-combatant service roles doing things like working on ambulances.
Court of Session judges ruled that the right of conscientious objection "extends not only to the actual medical or surgical termination but to the whole process of treatment given for that purpose".
Abuse of conscientious objection in Poland: short summary of Doctor Chazan case.
In truth, the deviancy spoken about in the above was conscientious objection to World War I (W.
A National Institute of Mental Health study found that conscientious men earn higher salaries.
This article will begin with accepted definitions of conscientious objection, including the definition in the Code of Ethics for Nurses (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2001).