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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The difference between Rousseau and Marx is radical: the first sees the transition to the contract an accentuation of the sense of morality the second (with Engels) sees the return to primitive utopianism as the highest peak of morality (Friedrich Engels, "Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats" 1884.)John Rawls was the most influential philosopher of the 20th century to have used the concept of a "social contract" in order to set up the foundations for a "just society.
Providing global public goods is a huge challenge, because there can of course be no social contract between citizens and a non-existing global authority.
To her, the social contract revolves around the provision of social protection, which she defines as spending to cover the social insurance, social assistance, as well as public spending on health and education, of the working population.
The attempt is a sweeping account of the various ways in which Coleridge grapples with the problem of the individual's relation to the social by either directly or indirectly channeling the issues raised in Rousseau's social contract theory.
Those who argue that there is no need of a new social contract and instead contend that the solution to the problems of Pakistan lies in the extant political system then they are fundamentally mistaken.
The social contract has to therefore be based upon total transparency and defined road maps telling us people, the employers of the government, where they plan to take us.
What does a clear understanding of social contract mean to people in different contexts?
Islamabad -- A new social contract to people of Pakistan was need of hour to accommodate and preserve the interests and wellbeing of all the citizens irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or any other social, political and cultural identity.
As countries confronted their own version of the 'Arab Spring', it became clear that a new social contract wa s evolving .
ISLAMABAD -- Speakers at a book launch discussed the challenges faced by the existing social contract in Pakistan and debated whether a fresh contract can is the even required.
The ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's mantra to have new social contract aimed at protecting the rights of the common man is a good idea.