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something that is due to someone by law or by tradition.
right to fair treatment the fair selection and treatment of subjects during the course of a research study. Principles governing fairness include informed voluntary decision by the subjects to participate and selection according to criteria directly related to the study rather than according to artificial social or cultural biases.
negative right a right to refuse care or not to be interfered with; it obligates another to refrain from doing something. One example is the right to refuse treatment, which is grounded in the principle of respect for autonomy. This is mentioned in the “Patient's Bill of Rights;” see patient's rights.
patient's r's see patient's rights.
positive right a right to be provided with a good or service such as health care, usually grounded in the principle of justice. It is philosophically more difficult to justify than a negative right because it obligates another to do something.

congenital heart disease

A congenital malformation–eg, coarctation of aorta, VSD, ASD, tetraology of Fallot–of the heart or great blood vessels, which may or may not have clinical consequences. See Baby Faye heart, Shunt.
Congenital heart disease
Rightleft shunt Cyanotic shunt Tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great vessels, trucus arteriosus, tricuspid valve atresia
Leftright shunt Acyanotic shunt Patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, aortic coarctation (NEJM 2000; 342:256rv)


(rit) [AS. riht],

R; rt

1. Pert. to the dextral side of the body (the side away from the heart), which in most persons is the stronger or preferred. Synonym: dexter
2. Legal authority to supervise and control one's own actions or the actions of others.
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Further, historical arguments, often deployed in support of the conclusion that American constitutional rights are generally negative (see DeShaney v Winnebago County Department of Social Services, 489 US 189, 196 (1989); cf Michael Gerhardt, `The Ripple Effects of Slaughter-House: A Critique of a Negative Rights View of the Constitution' (1990) 43 Vanderbilt Law Review 409) are also unhelpful in this case because the historical basis for the freedom is itself rather weak.
Locke's critics argued that the negative rights he identified are only some of those we possess.
Negative rights forbid the government from engaging in
While moral principles need not conflict with the actions of free market participants, acting in one's economic self-interest while simply not violating the negative rights of others falls far short of human flourishing.
Many writers also distinguish negative rights and positive rights--or, liberty rights and welfare rights.
Part I will examine the traditional justifications for confining Canadian judicial intervention to the realm of negative rights.
Even given such jurisdictional differences, in many and particularly common law jurisdictions, owning a house means that the owner has a negative right to exclude others from the house in question and a positive right to occupy the same house, but that right to occupy is not absolute.
We all, of course, have the negative right to do this--the right to take any measures we can to achieve a result that is better for ourselves, so long as they are not at the expense of others.
At the same time, the negative right enjoyed by CLS protected its ability to assemble free from interference by the state.
146) In enacting a scheme to regulate production, Parliament was required to reconcile the negative right of the accused to make full answer and defense and the complainant's negative rights to privacy, equality and security of the person.
In a choice between imposing foreign law on a citizen and preserving the citizen's right to be protected from a law to which the citizen has not pledged allegiance, the liberal decision will respect the citizen's negative right to avoid imposition by foreign law.
Nevertheless, he does hold that human dignity equates to a right to life, and that a negative right to health can be derived from that right.