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.
"Very often people leave snowdrops to make the best of things unaided," she observes."If they are lucky, they get divided or fed, but the predominant regimen is one of benign neglect.
His draft report says: "In theory, academies are accountable to the Secretary of State but in practice the accountability can almost amount to benign neglect." Mr Clarke also claimed town hall chiefs had been aware of the plot as early as 2012.
It says: "In theory, academies are accountable to the secretary of state, but in practice the accountability can almost amount to benign neglect where educational and financial performance seems to indicate everything is fine."
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.
Two concepts - "benign neglect" and "tough love" - reflect our attitudes toward the questions of whether to give money to panhandlers or provide shelter or camps for homeless people.
The judge found the city to be in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act due to "benign neglect" and the lack of evacuation plans for people with disabilities in high-rise buildings.
Some seem to thrive on benign neglect, while others need a frequent drink.
THE owner of a West End theatre where a ceiling collapsed on to the audience claimed last year that the venue had "suffered years of benign neglect".
Evening Standard/London The owner of a West End theatre where a ceiling collapsed on to the audience, claimed last year that the venue had "suffered years of benign neglect".
The reasons for this disconnect range from 'benign neglect' (i.e., it's just one of many 'to do' items on an already long list) to considering employees as commodities.
One industry lobbyist says Wellinghoff maintained an attitude of "benign neglect" toward the natural gas industry.

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