What is care?

  • (noun): Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger.
    Example: "He handled the vase with care"
    Synonyms: caution, precaution, forethought
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on care:

Prenatal Care
... Prenatal care (also known as antenatal care) refers to the regular medical and nursing care recommended for women during pregnancy ... Prenatal care is a type of preventative care with the goal of providing regular check-ups that allow doctors or midwives to treat and prevent potential health ... The availability of routine prenatal care has played a part in reducing maternal death rates and miscarriages as well as birth defects, low birth weight, and other preventable health ...
Medical Emergency - Response
... For emergencies starting outside of medical care, a key component of providing proper care is to summon the emergency medical services (usually an ambulance), by calling for help using the ... knowledge they have, whilst awaiting the next level of definitive care ... Usually, once care has begun, a first responder or first aid provider may not leave the patient or terminate care until a responder of equal or higher training (e.g ...
Laundry Symbol
... A laundry symbol, also called a care symbol, is a pictogram which represents a method of washing, for example drying, dry-cleaning and ironing clothing ... Such symbols are written on labels, known as care labels, attached to clothing to indicate how a particular item should best be cleaned ... There are different standards for care labels for the different countries/regions of the world ...
Related Sectors - Health Care Financing
... See also Health care system, Health policy, and Universal health care There are generally five primary methods of funding health care systems general taxation to the state, county or municipality ... social health insurance is where a nation's entire population is eligible for health care coverage, and this coverage and the services provided are regulated ... In almost every jurisdiction with a government-funded health care system, a parallel private, and usually for-profit, system is allowed to operate ...
Health Care Delivery
... See also Health care providers The delivery of modern health care depends on groups of trained professionals and paraprofessionals coming together as interdisciplinary teams ... population-based preventive, curative and rehabilitative care services ... While the definitions of the various types of health care vary depending on the different cultural, political, organizational and disciplinary perspectives, there ...

More definitions of "care":

  • (verb): Prefer or wish to do something.
    Example: "Do you care to try this dish?"
    Synonyms: wish, like
  • (verb): Feel concern or interest.
    Example: "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
  • (noun): Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order.
    Example: "He wrote the manual on car care"
    Synonyms: maintenance, upkeep
  • (noun): Attention and management implying responsibility for safety.
    Example: "He is in the care of a bodyguard"
    Synonyms: charge, tutelage, guardianship
  • (noun): The work of caring for or attending to someone or something.
    Example: "No medical care was required"
    Synonyms: attention, aid, tending
  • (verb): Be concerned with.
    Synonyms: worry
  • (noun): An anxious feeling.
    Example: "Care had aged him"
    Synonyms: concern, fear
  • (noun): A cause for feeling concern.
    Example: "His major care was the illness of his wife"
  • (verb): Provide care for.
    Example: "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
    Synonyms: give care

Famous quotes containing the word care:

    If she be not so to me,
    What care I how fair she be?
    George Wither (1588–1667)

    Educational ... legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy is not made a reproach on them.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state of his mind; but our primary consideration would be to take care of ourselves. We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)