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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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6% among those who received supportive care alone, 8.
Among the drug class segments, erythropoietin stimulating agents, such as NeoRecormon, Procrit, and Arsanep, are expected to account for the largest share of the global cancer supportive care products market, followed by granulocyte colony-stimulating factors and others.
The decision to choose supportive care or RRT may be influenced by the type and amount of information that is provided along with the context (Visser et al.
Dr Roma Maguire, the study's Chief Investigator based at the University of Dundee, said, 'We are really pleased to be working with NHS Western Isles as we have a unique opportunity to develop ASyMS, specifically to manage the supportive care needs of people with long term conditions.
Supportive Care for the Renal Patient is a comprehensive foundation for enhanced care.
The Pediatric Supportive Care service at SJH is a comprehensive program that provides care and support to children who suffer from (a) a chronic disease that requires complex care, (b) a disease that may potentially be life limiting, or (c) a terminal illness.
Modern antibiotic therapy and sophisticated supportive care strategies make it possible to control these problems in most cases.
He is likely to be told that he has a "viral syndrome," probably the flu, and sent home with instructions for supportive care.
Patients' needs are addressed by an interdisciplinary team consisting of the facility's medical director, director of nursing (or representative), director of social services (or representative), and various supportive care services such as rehab, chaplaincy, pharmacy, and frontline caregivers.
Careful listening to the person's concerns; a cooperative, multidisciplinary approach; and a flexible plan of care will provide the patient with consistent, supportive care and the reassurance that her or his needs are being attended to.
The book is divided into five main sections which include: 1) Diagnosis and Treatment, 2) Supportive Care, 3) Quality of Life, 4) New Advances in Research, Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment, and 5) Treating the Common Cancers.
Among other services, they provide skilled nursing and supportive care to older individuals who do not need the intensive medical care provided by hospitals, but for whom receiving such care at home is no longer feasible.

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