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truth-telling

Ethics A component of ethical behavior required of physicians–by the dictums of the Hippocratic Oath and integral to a high standard of professional behavior. See Arato v Avedon, Doctor-patient interaction, Hippocratic Oath, Information overload, Paternalism, Therapeutic privilege.
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Without acting to confront America's racism by investing in truth-telling, peace-building and healing initiatives to account for admitted atrocities, the aftereffects of those atrocities will continually haunt this nation.
Definition of Parrhesia--Ritualized Practice of Truth-telling
Motorola said that a user speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a truth-telling individual.
Frankly, both claims were from the Pinocchio school of truth-telling, fit only to make his nose grow and the angels weep.
In both South Africa and Argentina, the process of moving on has depended heavily on forms of truth-seeking and truth-telling that are both public and political.
Fundamental truth-telling requires government to begin paying its bills (all of them), to stop promising benefits it cannot afford to provide, and for political leaders to stop using the public treasury as a political sword against political enemies, as a shield to benefit or bail out special political cronies, or as a personal piggy bank with which to enrich themselves or ensure their own return to power.
A request from elderly residential school survivors who cannot travel to the national truth-telling event scheduled for mainland BC in September 2013 has prompted the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to take the truth gathering process to Vancouver Island.
Latina lovely Shakira will bring her truth-telling hips to Yas Arena on April 29, tabloid
William Henderson, who directs the School of Laws Center on the Global Legal Profession at Indiana University, Bloomington, believes that law schools' truth-telling obligation goes beyond the rankings.
Wonderful, wild, fantastical illustrations reveal the great capacities of the Lie-O-Meter to help bring Eli's dilemmas about appropriate truth-telling into focus.
WE SHOULDN'T get into the habit of always agreeing with Mail correspondent Adrian Goldberg, but he's spot on when truth-telling the Birmingham failures over World Cup football coverage 2012 on a screen in the city centre (May 20).
13 years, he mines his spoken-word, hard truth-telling glory, deep blues and electronica.