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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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Profoot has also made efforts to stay abreast of consumers' do-it-yourself ethos by creating digital content, including videos, explaining the importance of foot care and the advantages of seeking out products that are made with natural ingredients.
HEI), says opportunity exists for robust growth within the foot care category if retailers launch needed new items to fill category gaps.
The concept of Foot Care United was established to help sustain the regular grooming of the feet by whatever means is available to the individual person/fan (see fig 1 for configuration of project).
An additional strategy to improve the patient's behavior toward foot care is to improve the patient's mindfulness of the normal foot (Edmonds, 2006).
One reason is the growth of the 'weekend warrior' and the more active consumer; also, aging consumers are staying active longer, which offers an excellent opportunity for foot care companies to step up with innovative products for active consumers of all ages.
Chi-square test was used to compare the proportions of knowledge and practice of foot care in this study as categorical data investigating two proportions were being dealt with.
Increasingly nail cutting and other lower level foot care services are being withdrawn or restricted by the NHS.
Donna Schofield, RN, CNeph(C), Foot Care Nurse, and Kathleen Bijman, RN, BScN, CNeph(C)
Mary's ended the programs, but foot care continued to be performed by some independent practitioners: Foot Care by Petra Niederberger, Nurse's Touch by Kay Hubley, & Happy Feet II by Renate Lawrence are some of those nurses.
Foot care medication sales are expected to outrun foot care device sales growth by 2011, but device sales have already proven they can go the distance.
Scott looks forward to putting 2006 behind her and building a practice through participation in projects that increase community awareness of diabetic foot care and associated complications.
Particular interest is expected in the new "Lameness in Sheep" course now that foot care has become part of farms' health and welfare programmes.