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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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Data on the services delivered at the facilities in relation to newborn care, such as number of births, admissions, and referrals, were collected from registers maintained at the facilities.
At this time we will be addressing topics such as disparity in maternity and newborn care, medicalized vs.
Creating a partnership among existing community resources, locally active community-based organizations/NGOs, and government health systems is a cost-effective strategy to improve newborn care and to track newborn outcomes.
Logistic regression analyses revealed no reduction in rates of stillbirth, perinatal mortality or all-cause seven-day neonatal mortality following introduction of the Essential Newborn Care program.
Researchers compared statistics before and after the newborn care training and found the rate of stillbirths dropped from 23 per 1,000 infants to 15.
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One health care worker from each of the participating countries travelled to the United States to learn essential newborn care techniques.
The involvement in maternal and newborn care that AMOMs expect from their mothers and the involvement that MAMs expect to provide their daughters and grandchildren are congruent.
We need model centres for training of medical, nursing, paramedical staff and parents in newborn care.
Although written in outline form, these are excellent presentations, conveying a clear understanding of "normal" newborn care, as well as diagnostic and management guidelines for problems.
In addition, enrolled mothers and newborns in all the three study arms received a community-based package of essential newborn care similar to the one provided in the previous study in this area (11,12).
ADVDC covering the basics of newborn care helps new parents feel more prepared to care for their infant and reduces health care use in the first few months of life, one study found.