caregiving

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From care +‎ giving.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caregiving ‎(usually uncountable, plural caregivings)

  1. The provision of healthcare services.
    • 2007 July 1, “Letters”, in New York Times[1]:
      The crux of nontechnical medical caregiving — action with compassion — is based on an old adage: Listen to the patient; he is telling you his diagnosis.

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