Definition of shared care in English:

shared care

noun

  • [mass noun] (in the UK) an arrangement between a welfare agency and the family of a mentally or physically ill person for the provision of respite care or emergency assistance.

    • ‘Where the parents arrange for care to be carried out by a childminder or nanny, then failures in this shared care can provide a basis for satisfying this step.’
    • ‘When patients cannot be cured they and their general practitioner will have time to sort out benefits and develop a plan of shared care with the oncologist or palliative care specialists.’
    • ‘We do not prescribe subsequent obstetric care, which will be determined on an individual basis and may be led by specialists, general practitioners, or midwives, or by shared care.’
    • ‘A study of shared care of patients with moderately severe asthma also found that it was equally effective as hospital care and produced cost savings in secondary care without a significant increase in primary care workload.’
    • ‘Forcing children to participate in shared care will create enormous problems for the children in future years.’