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social contract

Medical practice The implied understanding between physician and Pt that the former provides the best possible care in a truthful and timely fashion, in exchange for the latter's trust. See Doctor-patient relationship.
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Their state-of-nature social compact theory is not falsifiable by demonstrating its historical shortcomings or even the founders' own failures to meet its demands.
There is a solid foundation for the non-delegation doctrine, but it is found in social compact theory, rather than the separation of powers, accountability, or mere adherence to the text of the Constitution.
Another distinctive feature of the American social compact is the understanding and allocation of responsibility.
By its very nature, the decision to undertake development activities in one part of the city or another is rooted in a legacy of decisions made in an earlier era decisions which formed the city's social compact with its citizens, residents, and businesses.
But there was a social compact between the politicians and the middle class.
The South African health sector, long-riven by point-scoring across the public/private divide, has crossed its own Rubicon with the R40 million start-up social compact between government and 23 major health corporates aimed at addressing the dual human resource and management crises.
The alignment of wage growth and productivity growth resulted from two main factors: labor markets for most groups of workers in which demand matched supply, and a post-World War II Social Compact that emerged from the Great Depression and helped to propagate wage norms throughout the economy, norms that were enforced in part through collective bargaining and professional personnel/human resource management practices.
Strengthen the Social Compact Between Generations: Social Security and policies and practices that weave a protective social fabric benefit all generations and each community.
The ETUC is calling for a social compact for Europe with a proper social dialogue, an economic policy that fosters quality jobs, and economic solidarity among the countries of Europe.
Patriot Week focuses on our First Principles (the rule of law, equality, unalienable rights, the Social Compact, limited government, and the right to alter or abolish an oppressive government); key historical figures; founding documents; and symbols (represented by historical flags).
Simon Gray, World Bank country director for Tunisia, said, 'With a constitution to write and a new social compact to reach, Tunisia is at a critical historical juncture.
With a constitution to write and a new social compact to reach, Tunisia is at a critical historical juncture," said Simon Gray, World Bank Country Director for the Maghreb.
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