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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bar] HEN we moved into our house 14 years ago it's fair to say that it had been subjected to many years of benign neglect.
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I urge the friends of Afghanistan to recognize that, to a large extent, these uncomfortable truths may be the result of their benign neglect," he said at Wednesday's unveiling of the report.
The problem faced by the domestics, however, is a daunting one: How to change the perception of their companies and products after years of benign neglect and deserved vilification.
For too long the disciplines of missiology and Christian education have been separated by a wall of benign neglect.
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