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self-protection

STD The obligation one has to oneself to prevent the transmission of an infection–eg, HIV; SP assumes that the other partner may not disclose HIV status, and if one engages in consensual sexual activity, caveat emptor. See Contributory negligence, Negotiated safety, Sexual responsibility.
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Even if cows of different temperament types are kept under the same environmental conditions, the self-protective behaviors displayed when exposed to insects have obvious differences [8].
Fear is that inherent self-protective defense mechanism in each of us.
has exploited this approach as part of its development of the Minimox Self-Protective Alloy Treatment.
Lawyers facing such sanctions are more likely to be self-protective when it comes to admitting error and less likely to "bite the bullet" where warranted.
It is OK to include self-protective plans for the future as part of your forgiveness process; however, you don't need to hold a grudge in order to protect yourself.
Attitudes of superiority or inferiority are self-protective beliefs that arise from threats of self-worth.
Aoun seemed to condemn the victim's lack of adequate self-protective security measures arguing that Mikati himself offered him personal safety.
Findings have pointed to the influence that organizations have on nurses' adoption of other self-protective behavior (e.g., adoption of universal precautions), making it clear that safe practice related to hazardous drug handling is a shared responsibility between employers and nurses.
Although written to defend and protect "the Jewish position" on these matters--as if there were only one such, as a group the essays chronicle the story of American Judaism's withdrawal from classic liberal positions and alliances and its rightward self-protective move to embrace millennialist Protestants with their financial support for Israeli settlements, even if uneasily.
She often has both hands on her clutch bag, which is a slightly self-protective gesture but, as usual, she is poised and erect with great posture.
The approach and tone may be the difference between an effective change in behavior or a deteriorating pattern of self-protective and defensive reactions.
This work describes a method for identifying the psychological and interpersonal self-protective attachment strategies of adults by applying discourse analysis to semi-structured interviews.