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support

 [sŭ-port´]
1. a structure that bears the weight of something else.
2. a mechanism or arrangement that helps keep something else functioning.
3. the foundation upon which a denture rests.
caregiver support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of the necessary information, advocacy, and support to facilitate primary patient care by someone other than a health care professional. See also caregiver.
decision-making support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support for a patient who is making a decision regarding health care.
emotional support
1. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of reassurance, acceptance, and encouragement in times of stress.
2. a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; actions designed to meet the affective, psychological, and social needs of the patient or client.
family support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of family values, interests, and goals.
support hose an elastic garment for a limb that enhances venous circulation through creation of a pressure gradient by fabric pressure. See also compression therapy.
physician support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collaborating with physicians to provide quality patient care.
sibling support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting a sibling to cope with a brother's or sister's illness, chronic condition, or disability.
spiritual support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to feel balance and connection with a greater power.
sustenance support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping a needy individual/family to locate food, clothing, or shelter.

family support

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as promotion of family values, interests, and goals. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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The educated elderly people had perceived better family support.
Family support and bereavement care are funded by your monthly donations, the fundraising events you organise or those put on by the hospice that you attend.
Family support is defined as the ability of family members to provide physical, mental, instrumental, and material support when an individual is under pressure (Dunst, Trivette, & Cross, 1986).
A Family Support Worker at the boy's school engaged the family and built trusting relationships.
Another important factor determining the frequency of family support is geographical distance between the older people's house with the sources of support, particularly their adult children.
The High Five Tour is a 48-state road trip that allows Wounded Warrior Family Support to thank the Americans that help make their organization possible.
T value for the relationship between family support and mocking is found 5,05, peer support and mocking -7,18, and family support and property aggression -2,55.
Gwynedd Family Support Team member Danny Creek, said: "Families are under incredible pressure from day to day challenges and can put great strain on relationships which of course can affect children.
The resource is the first in Ireland to address this topic and was developed by Barnardos and the Family Support Agency.
The company, which is based in Claverdon near Warwick, has been involved with the new Primrose Hospice Family Support Centre for the past eight months.
To complement the strategy, a directory of family support services in the Vale has also been created.
Family support workers plan the type and length of support needed with the social worker and their own manager.

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