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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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It was the rigid simplicity the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his Intense devotion to his friends and followers, his Intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust In God and In his own mission.
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.
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.
He arguably had the right approach - forget about this modest self-effacement lark and just go for it.
Such is the paradox of bittul hayesh--the concept of self-effacement [hitbatlut].
On the other hand, she feels disappointed by Lucy Hutchinson's overt self-effacement and dismayed by Anne Halkett's partial revelation of her "vulnerable position" in the public sexual arena (81).
It sounds too self-praising for someone like me, who was raised in a culture in which self-effacement and modesty are highly valued.
A humility, a self-effacement is built into the DNA of the congregations that serve these communities.
It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers and his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and his own mission.
And somewhere along the way a quintessentially British self-effacement curdled into a weirdly stunted civilizational self-loathing.
She examines the influence of religion, ethnicity, class, schooling, and citizenship as vectors of agency, ultimately arguing that Muslim women of Niger are forging hybrid identities that allow them to exist in a multiplicity of cultural locations and employ a wide range of strategies of self-affirmation or self-effacement in furtherance of personal, familial, professional, and political goals.
Max, who dreams he owns a typewriter without the letter "i," longs to vanish in an act of penitential self-effacement.