Medical Ethics

Six of the values that commonly apply to medical ethics discussions are:
1. Autonomy – the patient has the right to refuse or choose their treatment. he principle of autonomy recognizes the rights of individuals to self determination. This is rooted in society’s respect for individuals’ ability to make informed decisions about personal matters. Autonomy has become more important as social values have shifted to define medical quality in terms of outcomes that are important to the patient rather than medical professionals.

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Australian Permanent Resident

Holders of permanent residency visas may remain in Australia indefinitely. A 5-year initial visa, which corresponds to the underlying migration scheme, is granted alongside the permanent residency. Until the initial visa expires, the visa holder may leave and re-enter Australia freely. A notable feature of the permanent residency visa is that, even after the initial visa expires, the holder is entitled to stay in Australia indefinitely without breaching immigration regulations.

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Australian Citizenship

Australian citizens enjoy the following rights (subject to certain exceptions):
* entitlement to an Australian passport and to Australian consular assistance overseas
* entitlement to leave Australia and return at any time without any immigration restrictions
* immunity from deportation
* entitlement to register overseas born children as Australian citizens by descent (subject to some additional criteria)
* entitlement to seek employment by the Federal (Commonwealth) Government, or in the Australian Defence Force (where citizenship is normally required)
* entitlement to vote and stand for public office (dual citizens cannot stand for office in the Federal Parliament unless they have taken all reasonable steps to renounce their foreign citizenship. Most states do allow dual citizens to stand for State Parliaments).

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Ethical Code (Kode Etik)

An ethical code is an attempt to assist those who are in the organization understand the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ and to apply this understanding to their decision.

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Personality Test

A personality test aims to describe aspects of a person’s character that remain stable throughout that person’s lifetime, the individual’s character pattern of behavior, thoughts, and feelings.

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What you need to know about Brunei

The total population of Brunei Darussalam is approximately 428,000 (2010) of which around 130,000 live in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan.The government provides for all medical services and subsidizes rice and housing.All Brunei citizens have access to free health care from public hospitals.
The official language of the nation is Malay, even English is also widely spoken.

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Education in Singapore

In Singapore, English is the first language learned by half the children by the time they reach preschool age and becomes the primary medium of instruction by the time they reach primary school.

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Singapore Permanent Resident

Permanent residents usually have the same rights as citizens except for the following:
* they are not issued the passport of that country
* they are not apply for employment involving national security, however, male PRs have to undergo compulsory military service unless they are granted PR under Technical and Skill Workers Migration Scheme. For example a first-generation male, granted permanent residence by marrying a citizen, still has to serve national service

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Immigrant workers in Singapore

In Singapore, the term immigrant workers is separated into foreign workers and foreign talents. Foreign workers refers to semi-skilled or unskilled workers who mainly work in the manufacturing, construction, and domestic services sectors. The majority of them come from countries such as India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand, as part of bilateral agreements between Singapore and these countries (Yeoh 2007). Foreign talents refers to foreigners with professional qualifications or acceptable degrees working at the higher end of Singapore’s economy. The Singaporean government has carefully constructed a system under which different types of employment passes are issued to immigrant workers according to their qualifications and monthly salaries. The “P, Q, R” employment-pass system was put into practice since September 1998; a new “S” type employment pass was later introduced in July 2004. The government has also set different policies on recruiting foreign talents and foreign workers.

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Wedding and Engagement Rings

Engagement Ring

Like all jewelry, the price for an engagement ring can vary considerably depending on the materials used, the design of the ring, whether it includes a gemstone, the value of any gemstone, and the seller. The idea that a man should spend two to three months’ personal wages for an engagement ring originated from De Beers marketing materials in the early 20th century, in an effort to increase the sale of diamonds. In 2007, the average cost of an engagement ring in USA as reported by the industry was US$2,100.

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