social contract

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social contract

Medical practice The implied understanding between physician and Pt that the former provides the best possible care in a truthful and timely fashion, in exchange for the latter's trust. See Doctor-patient relationship.
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The recently published Locked in a Cabinet by Robert Reich, former secretary of labor, raises serious questions about the disintegration of the social compact that has held us together as a nation.
make a thorough analysis of the factors that facilitate the signing of detailed social compacts and those that obstruct them, so that the principles can be established that will allow the drafting of an acceptable, balanced social compact.
This means that social compacts reached between labor and capital in one or another advanced economy have b een reopened, challenged and disrupted; while social protections which reduce labor market flexibility have increasingly been found to be uneconomical.
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