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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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Ethics and cultural competency courses provide opportunities to incorporate content related to sexual minorities, gender bias, discrimination, justice and the importance of culturally competent care.
Component of culturally competent care [4] Cultural construct Definition Cultural desire The nurse must be motivated to become involved in the process of becoming culturally competent.
It is essential for each nurse in the maternal environment to promote culturally competent care that extends to all individuals identified as 'family' by the mother.
Students learned these models during their didactical portion of clinical education and utilized them during internship, which was reported as a useful tool for learning culturally competent care.
There is a clear evidence base that developing an in-depth knowledge of and direct experience with ethnic groups does produce culturally competent care (Al-Krenawi & Graham, 2000; Betancourt, Green, Carillo, & Ananeh-Firempong, 2003; Brach & Fraser, 2002; Luna, 2002).
That lead me to think the most culturally competent care that an Aboriginal person can receive would be the care from another Aboriginal person
It was great fun to hear her presentation encouraging education of healthcare providers to provide culturally competent care to individuals with body art.
The nine essays here describe how both sides of the equation work, including accommodations for changes in providing care in the community, the functions of the CHMC (clinical, research and training) in treatment of addiction, the relationship of law and psychiatry at the center, the neuroscience research program, public health aspects of research, provisions for culturally competent care, the public-academic partnership, including the process of providing significant training, and the future of academic public psychiatry at CHHC.
The on site health centers reduce many access to health care barriers for the Hispanic mushroom worker including but not limited to: language and culturally competent care, transportation, time off from work for a medical appointment, and a source of referral for specialty care.
Providing culturally competent care at the end of life also means being aware of racial disparities, said Dr.
Patient satisfaction, then, is a consequence of culturally competent care.
In 1982, CCHCA partnered with Chinese Hospital and worked with Blue Shield of California to offer an exclusive provider plan (known as an Exclusive Provider Organization or EPO under the Department of Insurance) to the Chinese community In 1985, working with the Children's Hospital Health Plan of San Francisco, CCHCA and Chinese Hospital became a site of service for the Children's Hospital Health Plan thus making available to seniors and employees language-appropriate, culturally competent care.

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