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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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Cord care practices may directly contribute to infections in the newborn which accounts for the 26 per cent of global under five deaths, experts say.
According WHO estimate about 49000 newborn children died due to NNT during the year 2013, most of them in rural areas of developing countries where majority of the deliveries are conducted at home in the absence of trained birth attendants using unhygienic practices and without aseptic cord care.
3) Given the high rates of facility-based delivery and the low neonatal mortality rates found in the two African studies, the comment's authors recommend that no changes be made to the current WHO guidelines for cord care.
Conclusions: Topical application of breast milk on umbilical cord care leads to quick cord separation time and can be used as easy, cheep, non injury methods for umbilical cord care.
The skin and umbilicus was nidus, and source of infection for the sepsis probably was because of unhygienic umbilical cord care, application of different unclean substances, and branding.
These include regular antenatal checkup of pregnant mothers and delivering with the help of a skilled health worker, enhancing new born resuscitation skills of health care providers such as helping babies breathe, keeping newborns warm, ensuring umbilical cord care and supporting early initiation of exclusive breast feeding.
2,3 A number of factors contribute to the high incidence of omphalitis in developing countries: unhygienic delivery practices, unskilled birth attendants, use of non-sterile cutting instruments, and harmful traditional cord care practices.
So they developed the UK's first cord care specific site - www.
We saw significant improvements in areas such as basic hygiene by birth attendants, clean cord care and women responding earlier to care needs.
Topics covered in the article include breast milk, breastfeeding, jaundice, vomiting, pacifier use and umbilical cord care.
Chapters cover how to build and maintain a warming box, how to properly use a bulb syringe on newborn puppies, umbilical cord care, why puppies must ingest colostrum (an immunity boosting substance produced by the mother) or a suitable substitute early on, how to treat a sick newborn pup if veterinary care is not immediately available, remedying a puppy that becomes chilled or dehydrated, and much more.