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self-effacement

 [self-ĕ-fās´ment]
in bioethics, a virtue consisting of obligations of fidelity, or putting patients and their needs before the self-interest of the professional. Professionals give precedence or priority to the needs of patients rather than fulfilling their own needs; patients' interests take priority over the interests of others. Changes in the structure of health care have caused many stresses and divided loyalties for all health care professionals. Conflicts can be between the interests of patients and those of institutions, funding agencies, corporations, the state, and so forth.
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My personal presidential humor muse has always been John Kennedy, a man with a hyper-ironic and recklessly self-effacing wit.
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Zinn's gentle style, evident throughout this welcome new compendium, is to present his case for radical change in terms of self-effacing human decency and understated common sense.
Then they chuckle to themselves in a self-effacing way.
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Here Gough sheds his self-effacing mock-reverential manner and starts to enjoy himself.
He has the self-effacing tone of someone who grew up in a small town, where those who talk too big are quickly "put in their place.
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Whatever advances American manufacturing has made in the last thirty to forty years, we owe to Joe Juran and to his untiring, steady, patient, self-effacing work," says Dr.