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CARE

(Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), nonprofit, nonsectarian federation of agencies devoted to channeling relief and self-help materials to needy people in foreign countries. Organized in the United States (1945) to help war-ravaged Europe, CARE soon expanded its program to include developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Famous for its "CARE packages" of food and other necessities, CARE in now also involved in population, health care, land management, and small economic activity. It is now an international organization with 10 member countries and headquarters in Brussels.

care

  1. the work involved in supporting people who, because of physical frailty chronic illness or other forms of incapacity and disability, are incapable of leading an autonomous existence.
  2. other kinds of carework, e.g. in child-rearing (see CHILD CARE) and DOMESTIC LABOUR. This should be distinguished from care in sense 1.
Care in sense 1 operates over a wide range of social relations. A clear dividing line can be drawn between formal and informal care (see Abrams, 1978) as it exists in contemporary industrial societies. Formal care refers to services provided by agents of organization (statutory, voluntary and/or private) to people within clearly defined categories of need. Informal care is personally directed towards certain people who have a social relationship with their carer - usually a family member, and most often a spouse (Parker, 1993), or female relative.

Feminist sociologists (see also FEMINISM) have had a major impact on the understanding of care and caring relationships. They have argued that caring is ‘a gendered concept’ and that women constitute the majority of carers both informally, in the private sphere, and as low-paid care workers (‘care assistants’) in the formal sector (Finch and Groves, 1982; Ungerson, 1987; Lewis and Meredith, 1988). Studies of caring have examined the complex reasons why women care and the particular problems and difficulties they face. Social policies involving decarceration and COMMUNITY CARE, the decline of neighbour-hood and COMMUNITY associated with increasing SOCIAL (and geographical) MOBILITY, have placed an increasing burden on individual women carers. There is some evidence that women are reluctant to enter caring relationships with female relatives but lack viable alternatives (Cotterill, 1994). Recent research using data from the 1980 British General Household Survey has also pointed to the significant contribution made by male carers, particularly men who care for their wives (Arber and Gilbert, 1989).

care, custody, and control

Describes a standard exclusion in liability insurance policies. Under this exclusion, the liability insurance does not apply to damage to property in the care or custody of the insured, or to damage to property over which the insured is for any purpose exercising physical control.

CARE

agency devoted to channeling relief to needy people abroad. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 456]

care

in (or into) care Social welfare made the legal responsibility of a local authority by order of a court
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Kirklees Council is creating a special edition of their Staying Healthy e-bulletin, to be issued on Friday, November 11, ahead of national Self Care Week the following week.
A correlational (cross sectional) research design was used to examine the relationship between self care, coping strategies and quality of life of individuals with diabetes.
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This year, Self Care Week will run from 12-18 November.
Alastair Monk, chairman of the NHS Tees long-term conditions delivery group said: "If you have a long-term condition and want to know more about self care contact your GP practice or community pharmacist.
said Helena Jordan, who leads on WiPP's Self Care for Primary Care work.
So, it is recommended that in order to improve the quality of life of patients with heart failure, self care behaviours be enhanced by teaching and consulting programmes.
In summary, our finding that there was no relationship of family structure or maternal employment with conflict and self care adherence indicates that researchers should exercise caution in drawing conclusions that either maternal employment or family structure increases parent--adolescent conflict or is detrimental to self-care.
The resident's self esteem is enhanced and the staff has supported independence and self care.
Not only has the IMAKE OpenVision product suite become the only entitlement server in the world supporting more than 11 million Set Top Boxes, but it is entitling these products and services with ad targeting, upselling, self care and privacy rules in mind.
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of an Urdu translation of Self Care Inventory for measuring adherence to diabetes treatment.
A series of events are being staged across Kirklees this month as part of national Self Care Month which starts today.

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