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Descriptor in English: Personal Autonomy
Descriptor in Spanish: Autonomía Personal
Descriptor in Portuguese: Autonomia Pessoal
Descriptor in French: Autonomie personnelle
Entry term(s): Autonomy, Personal
Free Will
Self Determination
Tree number(s): F02.600
I01.880.604.473.380.500
K01.752.566.479.830.650
N03.706.437.380.500
N05.350.958.650
SP9.020.020.020.010
Scope note: Self-directing freedom and especially moral independence. An ethical principle holds that the autonomy of persons ought to be respected. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
History Note: 2002; for SELF DETERMINATION use FREEDOM 1990-2001
See also the descriptors: Paternalism MeSH
Professional Autonomy MeSH
Self Concept MeSH
DeCS UI: 36316
Descriptor UI: D026684
Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Personal Autonomy - Preferred
Concept UI M0008830
Scope note Self-directing freedom and especially moral independence. An ethical principle holds that the autonomy of persons ought to be respected. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Preferred term Personal Autonomy
Entry term(s) Autonomy, Personal
Self Determination - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0008829
Preferred term Self Determination
Free Will - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0391023
Preferred term Free Will



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