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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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with members of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and the Department of Combat Medic Training, the TCCC Card should be attached to the casualty's wrist or the ankle.
It is recognized that advances in battlefield trauma care and the institution of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines have resulted in the saving of many lives from the point of injury through the continuum of care.
The medical equipment sets, conditions, and expectations of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) present a potentially steep learning curve.
In 1996, working within the Special Operations medical community, USN CAPT Frank Butler helped develop the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) initiative.
It builds on existing warrior skills training and incorporates team building, situational awareness, resilience and performance enhancement, and tactical combat casualty care.
That renewed emphasis was realized with implementation of the Combat Lifesaver Program, the 68W Combat Medic, and publication of Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines.
Lake Forest, IL) IV was administered to all subjects in accordance with current battlefield resuscitation protocol recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care.
As rebleeding is a real potential because of resuscitation, the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care advocates permissive hypotension, specifically low volume resuscitation, to keep the casualty alive with a palpable pulse or consciousness.
The article describes the military's efforts to address this problem, with the establishment by DoD of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines with participation of all the services.

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