Meanings of Care and Caring – Definitions
There are many interpretations and meanings of the word “care”. Definitions of the noun Care are: an effort made to do something correctly, safely, or without causing damage, things that are done to keep someone healthy, safe, etc., things that are done to keep something in good condition. The definition of the verb Care is to “feel” interest in something, to be interested n or concerned about something, to feel affection for someone, to want to do something. For many the meaning of caring is displaying kindness and concern for others.
In the health care field the word care is more often used to describe a physical task giving care, which is the act of providing care or assistance to an individual, for example assisting with feeding, bathing or dressing or a person under hospital care. The word care is used freely in the business world and specifically in the healthcare industry with phrases like “we care”, but for many of us receiving health care services today, the genuine “feeling” of concern or interest in the person or individual is often missing.