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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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Abdul Salam Al Qahtani, Head of ENT at the Ambulatory Care Center, also emphasized the enhanced quality of care patients can expect to receive at the new facility.
During the process of identifying key proficiencies needed for the Ambulatory Care Registered Nurse Residency Program (AAACN, 2017), both procedural and professional competencies were developed to ensure that a nurse new to ambulatory care would be able to perform safely in all aspects of this unique care setting.
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There are many factors contributing to the primary care crisis; inadequate training in ambulatory care is just one factor.
The company has overseen completion of design work for the parking garage facility and is now working on the design for the Ambulatory Care Pavilion.
The table presents data for the three-digit industries mentioned earlier (ambulatory care, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities), along with the four-digit industries within ambulatory care that are available for both the Nation and the City.
The new ambulatory care centre will enhance healthcare delivery by improving patient flow, reducing recovery times and maximising comfort for the growing patient population at DHCC.
Editorial includes coverage of all major industry segments, including hospitals and IDNs, physician practices and ambulatory care, payers and vendors.
During the period of 1994-1999, California expanded Medi-Cal managed care from 16 to 50 percent statewide, in part, to improve beneficiaries' access to and quality of ambulatory care (Klein and Donaldson 2002).
The new standards, which went out for review on August 17th, are being proposed for innclusion in JCAHO's Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, and Laboratory accreditation manuals.

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