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Friday 29 December 2017


Definition : In development or moral, political, and bioethical philosophy, autonomy is the capacity to make an informed, un-coerced decision. Autonomous organizations or institutions are independent or self-governing.

Autonomy can also be defined from human resource perspective and it means a level of discretion granted to an employee in his or her work.

In such cases, autonomy is known to bring some sense of job satisfaction among the employees. Autonomy is a term that is also widely used and in the field of medicine. As a matter of fact, personal autonomy is greatly recognized and valued in health care.

See also :

- heteronomy