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counseling

 [kown´sel-ing]
in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on the needs, problems, or feelings of the patient and significant others to enhance or support coping, problem solving, and interpersonal relationships.
genetic counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on assisting an individual, family, or group, manifesting or at risk for developing or transmitting a birth defect or genetic condition, to cope.
lactation counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process to assist in maintenance of successful breastfeeding.
nutritional counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need for diet modification.
preconception counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support to individuals of childbearing age before pregnancy to promote health and reduce risk.
sexual counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need to make adjustments in sexual practice or to enhance coping with a sexual event or disorder.

coun·sel·ing

(kown'sel-ing),
A professional relationship and activity in which one person endeavors to help another to understand and to solve his or her adjustment problems; the giving of advice, opinion, and instruction to direct the judgment or conduct of another. See: psychotherapy.
[L. consilium, deliberation]

counseling1

Etymology: L, consulere, to consult
the act of providing advice and guidance to a patient or his or her family, a therapeutic technique that helps the patient recognize and manage stress and that facilitates interpersonal relationships between the patient and the family, significant others, or the health care team. See also genetic counseling.

counseling2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on the needs, problems, or feelings of the patient and significant others to enhance or support coping, problem-solving, and interpersonal relationships. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

counseling

A process or interaction by which one person, either lay or formally trained, helps one or more other persons help themselves and pro-actively change their lives, often through introspective dialogue.

counseling

Psychology An interaction between a professional or trained individual and a Pt, intended to help the latter solve difficulties in psychosocial adjustment; counselors may also advise, opine, and instruct, in order to direct another's judgement or conduct. See Biblical counseling, Pregnancy counseling, Prevention counseling, Psychotherapy, Telephone counseling. Cf Co-counseling.

coun·sel·ing

(kown'sĕl-ing)
Provision of advice and instruction by a health care professional to patients.
See: psychotherapy
Synonym(s): counselling.
[L. consilium, deliberation]

counseling,

n wisdom and advice offered by a counselor to the patient as a regular part of the healthcare process.

coun·sel·ing

(kown'sĕl-ing)
A professional relationship and activity in which one person endeavors to help another to understand and to solve his or her adjustment problems.
Synonym(s): counselling.
[L. consilium, deliberation]

counseling,

n the act of providing advice and guidance to a patient or the patient's family.

Patient discussion about counseling

Q. How can I know that my doctor is good? You must check and test your doctor. How do i check or test my doctor? I will tell you here...

A. so doctor, what do you recommend me to do. which choices do i have? hm, what i know is, that if you continue straight away we will crash in this ice-berg. you as captian, you will have to sink with your boat, because this is a question of your honour. me as your doctor i will look that i can take an emergency boat to save my life and help somebody else. so doctor, what can we do. your doctor can then say: you have to make a maneuvre. you can't for sure go on like this on you way (life/habit). so he/she should be able to explain you how to deal with the engines, the sails, whatever to avoid the crash. if he/she has no idea, change your doctor, if he/she tells you to need more help about it, find out together, he/she is at least honest - so give her/him a chance to grow with you. i have the hope that i could reach you with these explanations.

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