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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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MPC covers service care which includes pre to post natal care, and essential newborn care.
In each country, after baseline data on birth outcomes had been collected, the Essential Newborn Care program was implemented and outcome data were collected for 4-9 months.
World Health Organization shared the much-awaited local adapted version of IMPAC guidelines with the national mother and newborn care programme of the Ministry for its incorporation in the existing curriculum.
One health care worker from each participating country traveled to the United States to learn essential newborn care techniques and returned home to train others.
Furthermore, of the 123 million women living in developing countries who give birth each year, only about half receive the maternal and newborn care they need, for which the current global expenditure is $8.
London, Feb 18 (ANI): A study has revealed that the rate of stillbirths in rural areas of six developing countries fell more than 30 percent following a basic training program in newborn care for birth attendants.
According to a recent World Health Organization report, more than one million African babies die within their first month of life--500,000 within the first twenty-four hours--most from infections that could be easily and cheaply prevented with antenatal and newborn care.
These encompass essential newborn care at time of birth, which can be carried out at home by trained alternative health workers; basic newborn resuscitation using a self-inflating bag and air; and extra care for small babies, especially feeding and warming.
Nurses who chose to develop intensive newborn care skills made more money.
After summarizing the current health situation of mothers, newborns, and children by region, this report identifies obstacles to progress, analyzes the major complications of childbirth and the main causes of maternal mortality, and presents a set of benchmarks for increasing access to maternal and newborn care worldwide.
Both Dambiana and Roni have their own strategies for newborn care.