benign neglect


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benign neglect

A stance of non-intervention that a clinician may adopt in the face of lesions and clinical conditions (e.g., verruca vulgaris) which have an uncertain or unstable clinical course and not associated with future malignancy, or which regress (e.g., capillary haemangioma), as the lesions do not become malignant and are, at most, cosmetic problems.

benign neglect

Decision-making A stance of nonintervention that a clinician may adopt in the face of lesions and clinical conditions which have an uncertain or stable clinical course. Cf Watchful waiting.
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This is the subtle influence of benign neglect where people gather to study in prestigious universities but do not receive an advanced degree in African music/dance from African artists.
Physicians are now aggressive in bringing down the blood pressure if elevated, reducing high blood sugar and cholesterol levels, but a seemingly benign neglect has been generally noted among clinicians when it comes to dealing with elevated uric acid levels.
Benign neglect is a phrase coined in the 1970s by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then an advisor to President Richard Nixon.
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My gut tells me that too many people knew this wrongdoing was going on before the election, and at least by some sort of convenient, benign neglect, allowed it to go on through the election," Issa said last week.
These efforts include military action, assimilation, benign neglect, education, welfare money, no-money, religion--the list goes on.
Among the stages of the history are a story of benign neglect 1776-1820, the first 50 years of the consular network, the impact of increasing immigration and re-emigration on the consular organization in the US and Europe 1900-14, and the Second Austrian Republic and its consular network since 1947.
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The austerity budget was combined with other misguided government policies, including what was intended to be benign neglect of a rise in the yen's value.
Some countries may choose benign neglect on FX issues, but many will resort to FX intervention and capital controls.
It's capital for us - absolutely capital, and we have under our eyes what happens when we practice benign neglect in this respect.
The United States can also expect criticism over its seemingly benign neglect of the sinking dollar, which has led investors to chase bigger returns in emerging markets such as Brazil, driving up asset prices and inflation.

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