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interposition or interference in the affairs of another to accomplish a goal or end; see also implementation.
1. counseling or psychotherapy for patients in a life crisis that is directed at supporting the patient through the crisis and helping the patient cope with the stressful event that precipitated it.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of short-term counseling to help the patient cope with a crisis and resume a state of functioning comparable to or better than the pre-crisis state.
nursing intervention an action for which nurses are responsible that is intended to benefit a patient or client.
percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) the management of coronary artery occlusion by any of various catheter-based techniques, such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, atherectomy, angioplasty using the excimer laser, and implantation of coronary stents and related devices.
a psychotherapeutic technique directed at counseling at the time of an acute life crisis and limited in aim to helping resolve the crisis.
(in psychiatry) a short-term intense therapy that emphasizes identification of the event that triggered the emotional trauma. Focus is on neutralizing the trauma and mobilizing coping skills.
a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as use of short-term counseling to help the patient cope with a crisis and resume a state of functioning comparable to or better than the precrisis state. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
crisis interventionPsychiatry The counseling of a person suffering from a stressful life event–eg, AIDS, cancer, death, divorce, by providing mental and moral support. See Hotline.
cri·sis in·ter·ven·tion(krīsis intĕr-venshŭn)
A psychotherapeutic technique directed at counseling at the time of an acute life crisis and limited in aim to helping resolve the crisis.