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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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Calling for compilation of annual confidential reports with full responsibility, carefulness and verification, the policy makes it binding for judicial and non-judicial officers and their dependants to declare their assets before assuming office and afterwards on a yearly basis.
Teach your child these "Two Driveway Rules": A big part of driveway safety responsibility lies in the attention and carefulness of the driver, so make sure to look around the vehicle before getting in, and always check for any children or toys lying around.
In conclusion, only a minority of very well selected ARDS patients are candidate to use NPPV as ventilatory strategy and in case of choosing it, carefulness is advised to recognize the failure of NPPV early, with promptly making the decision of invasive mechanical ventilation.
Nor do authorial intentions matter much, apart from the extent to which they are "displayed," that is, "when the author signs the works," the point of which is not to endow them with a privileged meaning set on high by authorial consciousness but rather "to indicate that there has been a carefulness in making decisions that stage responsibility toward what the audience might expect of a work of art" (35).
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The carefulness with which we used to treat each other in the wake of our loss has eroded until we are finally, more fully ourselves, only this time we belong to each other, too.
This Dictionary aims to contribute towards increasing such agreement, and it has reminded me of the ever-present need for conceptual and terminological carefulness. It also illustrates the seemingly inevitable role of English as a lingua franca of academia, seen here in a book that responds primarily to an evident local need in a non-Anglophone country.

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