self-effacement


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self-effacement

 [self-ĕ-fās´ment]
in bioethics, a virtue consisting of obligations of fidelity, or putting patients and their needs before the self-interest of the professional. Professionals give precedence or priority to the needs of patients rather than fulfilling their own needs; patients' interests take priority over the interests of others. Changes in the structure of health care have caused many stresses and divided loyalties for all health care professionals. Conflicts can be between the interests of patients and those of institutions, funding agencies, corporations, the state, and so forth.
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One entails self-effacement, the other is based on self-interest.
In reply to the letter of resignation, the king hailed Rifai's "true national belonging, dedication and capacity to shoulder the trust and opt for achievement with wisdom, political shrewdness, self-effacement, altruism and decency.
The new Center for Academic and Spiritual Life promises to uphold and enhance that sense of modest self-effacement.
The built-in contradiction between traditional concepts of honor and Christianity has contributed to this change: bravery, pride, and combativeness on the one hand and self-effacement, humility, and peace on the other.
Not for the first time I am at a loss to explain fully why a German architectural cloud has the effect of descending upon talented or sparky kids; nurturing their potential for self-effacement, a certain withdrawal from internationalism, a certain 'heaviness' of detail and of presentational skill.
For him, authorship had to be destabilized in favour of self-effacement.
Perhaps chief among these is his emphasis on the importance for all human beings of a self-effacing attitude of availability to the ecclesially-mediated disclosure of God--a self-effacement which owes a great deal to the Ignatian spiritual tradition in which he was trained.
Mind you, I caught my wife trying to wipe off a dirty mark and had to explain that it was supposed to represent the spotlight in the show," quips Dave, who has an endearing self-effacement so rarely found in those who earn their crust on the front line of public favour or disdain.
He looked right out at us, and he shared humor (humour, for him) and self-effacement.
Or, at the very least: if there is a way for virtue ethics to avoid self-effacement then there are ways for its rivals to avoid self-effacement too.
He arguably had the right approach - forget about this modest self-effacement lark and just go for it.
She did all this with good humour and a degree of self-effacement and while trying to give her three children as much of her dying days as was humanly possible.