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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)


(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care


(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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Leigh added: "We designed T-shirts for mums and dads that share the message 'skin to skin, heart to heart' the position where babies are placed during kangaroo care, which is where Warwick found the strength to keep going.
Kangaroo care: Experiences and needs of parents in neonatal intensive care: A systematic review 'parents' experience of kangaroo care.
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Kangaroo care technique is one of the most promising ways to save preterm and low birth weight babies and we have seen drastic improvement in their health.
Neonatal nurses' knowledge and beliefs regarding kangaroo care with preterm infants in an Irish neonatal unit.
National evidence-based guidelines for Kangaroo Care with preterm infants > 30 weeks postmenstrual age.
Mothers involved in Kangaroo Care (KC) were found to have different experiences.
A simple technique, kangaroo care is a way of holding an infant wearing only a diaper, in skin-to-skin contact on the mother's bare chest.
Long-term outcome of preterm infants discharged home on kangaroo care in a developing country.
Approached by a neonatal intensive care unit nurse to design a chair for what's known as kangaroo care in the medical community, a special recliner was designed and manufactured by Images of America (IOA) Healthcare Furniture, Thomasville, NC, to aid this purpose.
Gene Anderson's chapter focuses on the critical role of touch for the premature infant's development, introducing the kangaroo care method.
During the episode, Yamile provides a comprehensive overview of Kangaroo Care and ergonomics as related to premature infants and the NICU environment.