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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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Do you support the act of self-rule of the People's Republic of Donetsk?
Now, Mar'a, Tilalyan and other self-rule areas are on the same power line.
PM Maleki is said to have promised Tehran that these pipeline projects will be allowed to pass through Anbar, insisting he will fight all the self-rule attempts by the Sunni Arabs as well as Shi'ite efforts to have KRG-style autonomy in the oil-rich south.
Participants in the self-rule groups were asked to provide rules.
Greenland, a former province of Denmark, has increased its autonomy with the introduction of self-rule.
Scotland and Wales have been given self-rule that allows them to dip a hand in the till at our expense, abolishing the prescription charges we continue to pay.
The charter, agreed by the Gibraltar government, the main opposition party and the British Government, is seen as a step forward in the Rock's bid for greater self-rule.
PM Nuri Kamal al -Mailki, declares that the national flag should be flown across the nation, countermanding a Kurdish decree that would ban its being flown in the Kurds' northern self-rule region.
Galbraith says he phoned his Clinton administration colleagues from Zagreb to plead that Barzani's invitation [to Saddam], "while regrettable," should "not mean the end of Kurdish self-rule.
Next comes a historical overview of Gandhi's lifelong concerns: moral truth, religion, self-discipline, nonviolence, Indian self-rule, the mitigation of poverty, and the quest for moksha (spiritual enlightenment).
Not only were both men athletes, actors, and activists who fought for Civil Rights in the US and who championed the cause of self-rule and autonomy of African nations, men whose careers suffered from Red Scare propaganda, McCarthyism, and the anticommunist movement, but they were close friends and at one time neighbors.
A similar nostalgia for the local informs his early praise for the regionalist poetry of Edgar Lee Masters and Robert Frost, and it extends into his admiration for Mussolini's program of autarchia, designed (in theory, at least) to empower regional self-rule, a vestige of II Duce's (and Pea's) anarcho-syndicalist beginnings.