assumption of risk

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as·sump·tion of risk

(ă-sŭmpshŭn risk)
A defense against negligence in the law of torts; notional acceptance of the hazard or danger associated with an activity by accepting, following, or otherwise doing or attempting such activities.
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assumption of risk

A doctrine of law whereby the plaintiff assumes the risk of medical treatment or procedures and may not recover damages for injuries sustained as a result of the known and described dangers and risks.
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Level of Student Awareness by Type of Faculty Scale Faculty type n Mean Deviation F General knowledge Humanities 186 7.38 1.94 .101 about BC Science 140 7.04 2.03 Knowledge of Humanities 186 8.34 2.99 1.346 symptoms of BC Science 140 7.46 3.31 Knowledge of risk Humanities 186 5.51 2.80 1.203 factors of BC Science 140 4.29 2.57 Total (awareness) Humanities 186 21.62 5.71 .592 Scale Significance General knowledge .133 about BC Knowledge of .012 (*) symptoms of BC Knowledge of risk .000 (*) factors of BC Total (awareness) .001 (*) Table 3.
I believe that insurers must share our knowledge of risk, our knowledge of the probability of risk and indeed our knowledge of the possible severity of risk.
Accordingly, audit committees are requesting that internal auditors translate their knowledge of risk management and control processes, and their findings from internal audits into an expanded role, helping educate and train audit committee members, increase their focus on strategic risks and provide risk management consultative services.
Knowledge of risk factors, beliefs and practices of female healthcare professionals towards breast cancer, Morocco.
WASHINGTON -- Twenty health care provider organizations have established a new coalition, Patients Alliance for Drug Safety Protections, to advance the knowledge of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) as a tool for improving public health and patient safety.
* Solid grounding and operational knowledge of risk management principles and the ability to tease apart a process, identify the specific risks based on intimate process knowledge, and develop innovative, efficient, and effective controls appropriate to the specific study protocol.
He has a proven track record of growing businesses in Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East supported by an in-depth knowledge of risk management from a financial, operational, and insurance /reinsurance perspectives.
In addition to concerns over cleanliness at the prison, the staff also drew fire for their use of force and limited knowledge of risk management.
We found that while awareness of campaigns was positively correlated with knowledge of symptoms and diagnostic methods, it was not related to accurate knowledge of risk factors.
Ms Park has extensive knowledge of risk governance and risk management frameworks and was, until June 2013, group chief risk officer for Phoenix Group, the UK's largest specialist closed life and pension fund consolidator.
This report highlights the need to expand our knowledge of risk factors so we can build on prevention programs that prevent suicide."
Results Changes at all three time points were noted for overall knowledge and knowledge of risk, screening, and symptoms.

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