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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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Dr Julian Gilbert, chief executive and founder of Acacia Pharma, added: "Since Acacia Pharma's foundation in 2007, we have advanced the development of supportive care therapies for patients undergoing surgery, with cancer or having cancer treatment targeting commercially attractive unmet medical needs.
This initial study led to a conclusion that cancer care organizations need to implement supportive care services that are individually tailored to patients' needs, using collaborative care across care sites.
They compared their results to those of 11 patients who received only supportive care.
This is a real innovation in cancer supportive care, which Helsinn, multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Lugano, promotes via the International Conference "mHealth - Improve cancer supportive care" (Milan, April 4[sup.
The following major recommendations from the conference included: *The need for supportive care for kidney patients is equal to that for cancer patients and should be available based on need, not prognosis, for patients at any stage of kidney disease.
ASyMS has the ability to enhance the care provided to people with long term conditions by remotely monitoring their supportive care needs while they are at home, and providing real time communication of this information to health professionals involved in their care.
The researchers found that clot size in patients treated with either dose shrunk by more than half, compared to only 1 percent in patients who received only supportive care.
Of importance, the addition of cetuximab to best supportive care significantly improved median survival compared to best supportive care alone (6.
Executive Director Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Her experience with the more than 106 women who have either had both interventions or just skills training or narrative storytelling alone along with supportive care showed that the two-step treatment led to significantly fewer dropouts.
All we could do was continue providing supportive care to affected soldiers.
Supportive care is the multidisciplinary holistic care of patients and their families from the time of diagnosis, through treatments aimed at cure or prolonging life, and into the phase currently acknowledged as palliative care.

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