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Personal Autonomy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Personal Autonomy
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
Unique ID
D026684
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D026684
Scope Note
Self-directing freedom and especially moral independence. An ethical principle holds that the autonomy of persons ought to be respected. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Entry Term(s)
Autonomy, Personal
Free Will
Self Determination
Previous Indexing
Freedom (1974-2001)
See Also
Paternalism
Professional Autonomy
Self Concept
Public MeSH Note
2002; for SELF DETERMINATION see FREEDOM 1990-2001
History Note
2002; for SELF DETERMINATION use FREEDOM 1990-2001
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2015/06/23

No Qualifiers
Personal Autonomy Preferred
Self Determination Related
Free Will Related
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