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1. the ability to function in an independent fashion.
2. in bioethics, self-determination that is free from both controlling interferences by others and personal limitations preventing meaningful choice (such as inadequate understanding or faulty reasoning). Having the capacity to act with autonomy does not guarantee that a person will actually do so with full understanding and without external controlling influences. adj., adj auton´omous.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


The condition or state of being autonomous, able to make decisions unaided by others.
[auto- + G. nomos, law]
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An individual’s right to self-determination.
The ability of an individual to exercise his or her rights, have choices respected, remain independent and be involved in his or her own care decisions.

Ethical principle of individual self-determination.
Vox populi
The personal capacity to consider alternatives, make choices and act without undue influence or interference from others.
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Vox populi Personal capacity to consider alternatives, make choices, and act without undue influence or interference of others. See Functional autonomy, Physician autonomy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


nursing A patient's personal independence; of being self-governing.
[auto- + G. nomos, law]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Condition or state of being autonomous, able to make decisions unaided by others.
[auto- + G. nomos, law]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about autonomy

Q. In the future will he with ASD ever be able to live independently? I have a friend who is staying as a paying guest and is being taken care of by all our family members. In the future will he with ASD ever be able to live independently?

A. I am very much moved by your deeds.

• Many people with autism do flourish and go on to hold responsible jobs and live independently. Others have the intellectual abilities to be employed but are held back by their inability to adapt socially to the stresses of everyday life.

• The focus of every intervention program for the person with autism should be to work on helping them adapt to living in society. Their quality of life and ability to function is far more important than how they do on an I.Q. test.

Q. Where should i go when i feel down and lonely? is there like an independence way to lift my spirit?

A. I spend a lot of time in "my room". It has a window to look out and a comfortable chair to sit and think in. I can shut the door to get real quiet. I can read and study things. Reading gets my mind off of down feelings. There is also a time for going out walking. It frees my mind. When I come back I seem to have a new perspective on things. Sometimes I go and sit out in the woods for awhile where I live. I like listening to the birds and nature sounds. Its nice to see clouds going by in the sky or the stars at night. If something's really bothering you, call on someone you can trust and talk it out. Just find that activity that suits you best and get busy at it.

Q. I am wondering if there is any chance that a child with autism could lead an independent life later. My elder daughter was diagnosed with autism and I look out for information on raising a child with autism. I am wondering if there is any chance that a child with autism could lead an independent life later. I need help.

A. Hi there. Mellou here. I have a 19 yr old son that has autism. Yes I believe that children can be taught to live a independant life. My son attends a Independant Living Center to learn how to be self sufficiate and so far he is learning alot. It is just taking awhile for him to get at it and do it.
Hope this helps you hon. Good luck

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(4) En particular, la cuestii?1/2n que domini?1/2 el escenario en el primer semestre de 2005 era determinar si el referi?1/2ndum sobre las autonomi?1/2as deberi?1/2a ser llevado a cabo antes de la Asamblea Constituyente o viceversa.
Riallacciandoci all'ipotesi di partenza, e al proposito del presente lavoro, qualora si considerino i quadernetti pirandelliani alla stregua di sistemi autonomi, staccati dalla funzione ancillare e subordinata all'attivita creatrice--che pur svolsero--, il risultato e sorprendente, poiche attraverso la lettura dei testi e possibile ravvisare il laboratorio "segreto" e "intimo" dello scrittore, la sua personale "stanza della tortura", per rifarsi a una fortunata formula critica di Macchia.
Kairos Autonomi Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters KMI Media Group Kokatat Inc.
Holmstrom och Hoglund (18) ansag att samtalet helst skulle ske med patienten sjalv for att inte kranka patientens autonomi. I Halso- och sjukvardslagen (10) beskrivs att varden ska bygga pa respekt for patientens integritet.
Kairos Autonomi is in final negotiation stages of a $40 million contract with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) that would make Kairos Autonomi the No.
La visione d'insieme e l'avere il controllo, osservati e espressi da alcuni studenti come elementi di agevolazione, si possono ipotizzare come fattori interdipendenti con la responsabilita e l'essere autonomi. Secondo Bjork (2000) uno dei temi principali correlati all'apprendimento dei nuovi studenti laureati era, acquisire un visione di insieme ed essere in grado di stabilire le priorita all'interno di tutti gli aspetti richiesti in ambito riabilitativo.
Caminiti (edit.), Gli autonomi. Le storie, le lotte, le teorie, vols.
La cooperacii?1/2n de los militares existe, pero no tiene mayor autonomi?1/2a frente al marco histi?1/2rico que es el de la OTAN.
La letteratura di viaggio piu di ogni altro genere letterario e ancorata al momento pratico dell'esperienza: un viaggio [...] resta sempre condizionato dai dati di fatto imprescindibili del luogo e del tempo rispetto ai generi piu autonomi della letteratura creativa vera e propria (poesia, romanzo, teatro).