Definitions for "Self-regulation"
The ability to control one's own behavior
The ability to monitor and modulate internal states, including both the ability to modulate affect and level of arousal and the neurocognitive executive capacities to engage in goal-directed behavior. These executive cognitive capacities include the regulation of attention, planning, organization, concept formation, abstract reasoning, cognitive flexibility, self-monitoring, motor programming, and motor control.
Child's independent control of behavior to conform to understood social expectations. (169)
Self-regulation means that the profession governs itself, both through the College of Nurses of Ontario, and individually, in the sense that each member is responsible for practising in accordance with the standards of the profession, and for keeping current and competent throughout their nursing careers.
Effective pharmaceutical industry self-regulation through codes of practice or codes of conduct.
stakeholders (industry, consumer groups and others) take the initiative to co-operate for the benefit of consumers. Regulator's role as observer (if any).
The process by which people initiate, adjust, or stop actions in order to promote the attainment of personal goals or plans. go to glossary index