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In psychology, any object or objective that an organism seeks to attain or achieve.
[M.E. gol]


Etymology: ME, gol, limit
the purpose toward which an endeavor is directed, such as the outcome of diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational management of a patient's health problem.


The desired outcome of actions to alter status or behavior.
See: nursing goal


n the purpose toward which an endeavor is directed, such as the outcome of diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational management of a patient's health problem.

Patient discussion about goal

Q. Weight Loss Goals I like to loose weight. I often get more advise abut goals to achieve it. What Weight Loss Goals are best?

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Q. What are the main goals of treatment in children with autism? I want to know what are the main goals to achieve in treating a child with autism, and how long it takes for results.

A. The main purpose of treating autism are to assist the child and the family in relieving the child’s autism's core symptoms of social and communication impairments. This is done by long and intensive therapy, by a multidisciplinary staff of caregivers. The progression is usually slow, however most children do show improvement in these greatly affecting fields of daily life.

Q. Are there any goals set for fitness training depending on the person’s health and age? I am a guy who satisfies others’ needs without any selfish motive. But I worry whether I am able to satisfy my girlfriend’s wish. She wants me to develop my body by going to a gym. Spurred on by my romantic frame of mind, I joined a gym last month and soon I was admitted in hospital. Doctors said that I didn’t follow the right procedure or could have not taken right guidance from a fitness trainer. I doubt my fitness trainer or the procedure that he used to guide me was right or wrong. Now please let me know that before you enroll in a gym what are the things that the fitness trainer will suggest and are the exercises tailor-made for each person? Are there any goals set for fitness training depending on the person’s health and age? Can I satisfy my girl-friend’s wish finally?

A. I too think so... It depends on the club and how competent/capable the trainer is. Most of the trainers will execute an initial testing to determine body fat, flexibility, blood pressure, etc. You will be asked your goals – the greater the strength, the more endurance, etc. Some will recommend specific exercise if you request them. Most of the trainers at gyms will suggest exercises after you join, so you need to ask questions before you join to determine what will and can be done. Other members can also be asked how they have been guided. Stop by at the gym several times before you join to see how crowded they are, if the equipment would be made available to you when you need it and if it is kept clean and hygienic. There are no set standards, so the person involved should be aware and informed. Do not strain yourself too much. All the best in your life!

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Goalkeepers do not usually get attention for turning the course of a match but here was an example when a goalkeeper did.
It will also enable them to exploit the tendency of the goalkeepers to parry shots that they cannot handle (5) -- deflect the ball away from the goal, usually toward the far post from the shooter.
I've had it before and it will happen again - with goalkeepers the next mistake is only just around the corner.
Moore says he must decide whether to include a trainee goalkeeper among the substitutes or put seven outfielders on the bench and trust in the claim of striker Jake Cassidy that he can deputise as a goalkeeper.
For your chance to win the signed pair of Reusch gloves up for grabs, write down (on a postcard or the back of a sealed envelope) the answer the following question: What brand of goalkeeper gloves does Birmingham City's Nico Vaesen rely on?
Smith ended a frustrating threemonth search for a new goalkeeper when he landed 29-year-old Rovde from the Scottish First Division club on January 31.
Preparing the goalkeepers technically, tactically, and psychologically
The goalkeeper situation until now is a comfortable one and I hope it stays like this, of course.
JURGEN KLOPP has thrown his support behind Simon Mignolet as the Liverpool boss rubbished suggestions he's looking to buy a new goalkeeper.
I'm sorry to kill your stories about German goalkeepers and different goalkeepers from Stoke - we are not looking for another goalkeeper.
Hart, 28, is homing in on a fourth Golden Gloves award, given to the Premier League goalkeeper with most clean sheets, after an impressive season behind a defence that, even Pellegrini admits, has been shaky.
EVERTON goalkeeper Tim Howard has warned Liverpool counterpart Simon Mignolet it will be a "hard road back" after the latter lost his place in the team.