Caring, caregiving


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Hi there.
What would you guys write on a formal academic paper aimed at describing the basic content of a college teaching syllabus:
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: "To describe the basic principles of caring"
or "To describe the basic principle of caregiving"?
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  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hello, rafa

    Can you explain a bit more about the "college teaching syllabus" and the particular part of the syllabus being referred to?

    "Caring" and "caregiving", as stand-alone words, both imply giving support to people who need help for some reason.

    If, as I'm assuming, "college teaching syllabus" refers to teacher-training, it may be that neither "caring" nor "caregiving" is exactly what you're looking for.


    Senior Member
    Hi Loob,
    sorry for the late reply.
    Well, basically it goes like this: I've been asked to take a look at the educational objectives of a syllabus, discipline: general nursing.
    By syllabus I mean the main topics that the professor is going to deal with during the school year.
    One of the objectives is the one I stated.
    I was wondering whether "caring" was the correct word to mean the whole process of giving assistance, care and everything to patients.
    I thought it was "caregiving" which I feel as more correct, but I don't have the "feel" of a native speaker :):)