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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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In being a part of the Walk, the staff at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Morrisville have shown not just their willingness to give of their talents or resources, but most importantly, to give of their hearts as they demonstrate their support for families going through a tremendously difficult time through their presence," said Scott Mofield, Director of the Duke PBMT Family Support Program.
Benefits from the Family Support Program and similar school-based prevention programs in other communities extend well beyond the families' receiving direct services.
The frequency of family support is also related to living arrangement of older persons.
Family support workers usually work a 37-hour week, but part-time work can also be a possibility.
In these cases, it is not that the law of the state involved is clear that the family support obligation would survive the abatement of the divorce action, but rather that the payor could not prove that the support obligation would terminate under state law.
Family support payments would not be deductible as alimony if they created either a continuing payment liability or a substitute payment liability.
It involves volunteers who are parents or grandparents to support families who are struggling to cope, because of illness, disability, lack of family support, or relationship problems.
And in a barmy plea to the Government the Family Support Agency has called for EACH of them to be given rights under the constitution.
It coordinates delivery of four primary services and represents an integrated, multicomponent continuum-of-care model, including preincident training, assessment, triage, individual crisis intervention, small-group crisis intervention, psycho-educational seminars, family support services, and chaplain referrals.
One of Air Force Reserve Command's main lessons learned from the first Gulf War was that it needed to do a better job in the area of family support.
The aim of the conference is to celebrate Birmingham's commitment to developing a family support agenda and to demonstrate how it fits in with national government policies.
The mission of the Department of the Army Community and Family Support Center (CFSC) is to provide oversight and guidance for Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.

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