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self-governance

1. Self-rule; local responsibility for administration and functions of an organization, even though it is part of a larger entity.
2. A model of health care management in which the power base for decisions of patient care is decentralized. The responsibility and accountability for patient care rest directly with all levels of care providers through self-direction, self-regulation, and self-management. Advisory committees reflecting a cross section of caregivers (new graduates, experienced professionals, faculty, and managers) maintain final decision-making authority within the work setting.
See: shared governance
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Employees in self-governing organizations are three times more likely to report that there is no retaliation in their organizations than are employees in companies that rely on rules and policing, top-down, command-and-control leadership and coercion, and 1.
The Sancton hypothesis is simple enough: "[C]ities in Western liberal democracies will not and cannot be self-governing.
Liverpool Women's hospital in Toxteth received the self-governing status in April last year.
Both the Catholic ladies such as Woodlock and the Protestant ones such as Twining approached the ideology of the self-governing individual in quite a different fashion than did the dominant poor law reformers.
The self-governing commonwealth of the United States banned capital punishment in 1929, and most Puerto Ricans are alarmed by the U.
LaBonge also questioned the need for a system of mostly self-governing boroughs, a proposal some City Council members support to enhance neighborhood representation.
The seminar topics included property tax fairness for homeowners in cooperatives and condominiums who are taxed at a disproportionate rate far exceeding Class One owners of one, two and three family homes; affordable energy and the need to secure J-51 benefits for investing in energy conservation equipment; senior citizen services and the right to apply for J-51 benefits to offset the cost of any city-mandated modifications; recognizing cooperatives and condominiums as self-governing entities; and legal issues, particularly preventing a building-wide mechanic's lien for work done in individual apartments or units.
In spite of the eventual expansion of the United States across millions of acres of formerly native-held lands, American Indian governments continue to possess self-governing powers.
Like the small mustard seed in the Biblical parable, the movement has grown into a great tree, with self-governing branches in many countries.
Often built without services or proper roads and subject to landslides and floods, the favelas are nevertheless strong self-governing communities with rich traditions of music and dance.
Even more curious is that the former non-self-governing mandated territory of Palestine, which was seen fit to be divided into two separate and distinct self-governing territories only thirteen short years earlier, was not affected by the passing of this resolution; indeed, the passing of Resolution 1514 would have been a convenient moment for the U.
Catalysing Co-operation: Design of Self-Governing Organisations.