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caring

 [kār´ing]
an interpersonal process involving an emotional commitment to, and a willingness to act on behalf of, a person with whom one has a significant relationship. See also care. Caring is moral reflection but does not necessarily have a central moral principle. The bioethics of caring may focus on relationship, responsibility, trust, fidelity, and sensitivity. Emphasis is on not only what the health care provider does but also on how the actions are performed, what motives underlie them, and whether they promote or thwart positive relationships.
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who currently spend (or recently spent) more than two hours per week caring for an aging friend or relative and have total annual household income of at least $100,000.
The availability of public assistance funds spurred the transformation of the traditional patterns of caring for aged parents and relatives.
McGibony wrote, "We cannot rely to any great extent on philanthropies or other charitable resources to take up much more of the load in caring for the aged.
Several possible solutions might alleviate the growing need for facilities caring for the aged, according to McGibony.
The AAHA proposals, "A Partnership in Caring," were unveiled to the press at the association's annual legislative conference in Washington in March.
It is expected that the diversity of participants will enhance the evaluation given that, to date, no major managed care systems in the nation have implemented comprehensive programs for identifying and caring for patients with Alzheimer's and related dementias.
Real Care is designed to make managed care feel more caring and less managed, while adhering to the company's strong commitment to quality care delivered at an affordable price.
Working with Partners, we have designed a product that offers Medicare beneficiaries access to a statewide network of experienced, caring physicians and world-renowned teaching hospitals and prestigious community hospitals.