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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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ECS enables cancer centers to provide coordinated navigation, survivorship care planning, patient engagement, and distress management to improve clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency.
Similar to the findings above targeting interventions to improve providers' knowledge of survivorship care, patient-centered care research in young adult cancer survivors has demonstrated that the receipt of a survivorship care plan is associated with the survivors reporting increased confidence in seeking appropriate medical care (Casillas et al.
Survivorship Care Plan and Care Plan Track: Automated system for tracking Follow-Up Care (Clinical Care Routines, Surveillance and Screenings) will post alerts for up to 5 years on the New Survivorship and Care Plan Calendar.
To date there is limited information regarding GU cancer survivorship care in Canada and worldwide.
We're talking a lot right now about giving cancer survivors a treatment summary so they know what they received, and equally important a survivorship care plan that talks about what the patient needs to look out for, what providers they'll see, how often, and how will their care be coordinated.
More education and survivorship care planning are needed.
growing concern about survivorship issues, including the need for individualised survivorship care plans
Kerslake said he would like to see New Zealand follow the international trend for survivorship care.
Denlinger's research initiative is titled "Adherence to NCCN survivorship care guidelines in non-small cell lung cancer and colorectal cancer survivor care.
With Nursenav Oncology, a patient navigation program is able to enrich the patient experience before, during and after treatment by providing high-risk screening care plans, comprehensive patient navigation summaries and robust Survivorship Care Plans in a format easily understood by the patient.
The award comes from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, an organization that leads experts in the field of survivorship care.
The findings highlight a critical gap in some physicians' knowledge of guidelines as well as the need for improved attention to survivorship care plans (SCPs), which are a cornerstone of recommendations for long-term follow-up care of childhood cancer survivors, the researchers said.