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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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We already have the best palliative care staff, and now they will have the best possible facility to care for terminally ill patients while providing support to their families, Ms Cook said.
In recent weeks, NHPCO also posted a new video sharing one woman's battle with lupus, and the ways palliative care brought hope and quality of life back to her as she copes with this disease.
A confusing concept is the difference between palliative care and hospice care.
Providing similar care in real-world clinical practice is hampered by the limited number of palliative specialists and by reimbursement systems that balk at paying for disease treatment and palliative care at the same time.
The report analyses variance in access to specialist palliative care services and hospital activity in the final year of life.
In the past 10 years, palliative care teams have been growing in academic and community hospitals across the United States (Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2012).
New Zealand is facing significant shifts in demography and disease that will challenge the scale and scope of palliative care and end-of-life care services.
No guarantee of palliative care for "children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses and the adoption of the recent Order on Child Palliative Care" as requested by the UN Committee Resolution of the Rights of the Child 2011.
But once informed, a similar percentage believed it was "very important for patients with serious illness to have access to palliative care at all hospitals," and that such care was appropriate at any age and any stage of a serious illness.
If I had received palliative care following my double knee replacement, I might have avoided the serious pain that left me depressed and unable to resume a normal life for many more weeks than it should have.
The recognition of palliative care as a medical specialty by the [Health Ministry's] Medical Specializations Committee will lead to the advancement of this much needed medical field in Lebanon," said Loubna Batlouni, an outreach coordinator from Balsam, one of the few non-governmental organizations that provide palliative care in the country.
Palliative care intervention may begin as early as the time of initial diagnosis.