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neglect

 [nĕ-glekt´]
disregard of or failure to perform some task or function.
unilateral neglect
1. hemiapraxia with failure to pay attention to bodily grooming and stimuli on one side but not on the other, usually due to a lesion in the central nervous system, as after a stroke. Called also selective inattention.
2. a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which there is a lack of awareness and attention to one side of the body.

ne·glect

(nĕ-glĕkt'),
1. To disregard or ignore; to fail to perform a duty or to give due attention or care.
2. Lack of proper attention or care.
[L. neglego, to leave out of account, fr. nec, not, + lego, to choose]

neglect

Neurology Neglect syndrome The inability to perform a particular motor activity, often residual to a CVA. See Neglect patient Patient care The conscious ignoring–by a physician or other provider–of a clinical finding that might, in another setting and/or in another Pt, trigger further evaluation or therapy. See Benign neglect. Cf Negligence Psychology '…the failure of a caretaker to provide basic shelter, supervision, medical care, or support.', neglect of children or elders, a form of maltreatment, which may be linked to poverty. See Child abuse, Elder abuse, Elder neglect, Self-neglect, Willful patient neglect.

ne·glect

(nĕg-lekt)
1. Failure of a health care provider or caregiver to observe due care and diligence in performing services or delivering medicine or other products so as to avoid harming a patient.
2. Generally, indifference or inadequate attention to one's responsibilities in regard to self-care, care of others, or other aspects of one's personal or professional life.
3. occupational therapy The tendency to behave as if one side of the body or one side of space did not exist, with impairment of skilled or purposeful movements and visual scanning and awareness. Types of neglect include spatial, visual, and body schema (i.e., personal).
See also: hemiapraxia
[L. neglego, to leave out of account, fr. nec, not, + lego, to choose]

ne·glect

(nĕg-lekt)
To fail to perform a duty or give proper care.
References in periodicals archive ?
* For disorganized neglecting families, a focus on empathy and trust building during the initial phase of intervention, and an absolute commitment to predictability and availability in the professional response.
* Universal screening for depression in neglecting families (particularly mothers).
* Affectively responsive intervention in disorganized neglecting families that focuses on "hands on" work with the parent to understand her/his world rather than only reacting to it.
Maternal-child nurses, pediatric nurses, visiting health nurses, emergency room nurses, and school nurses are the most likely groups of providers to have early, direct contact with parents at-risk of neglecting their children.
To date researchers have not indicated that there are any factors that are present in all neglecting parents and absent in all non-neglecting parents (Wolfe, 1987).