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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?

A. the best goals are the ones you can manage yourself by having pleasure to do so. there is nothing wrong or better as long you feed as natural as possible. biological food with as less as possible artificial ingredients. learn about sugar:
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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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We are concerned that goalposts of this nature are, or appear to be, fairly dangerous," said Det Supt Stuart Hyde, who is leading the inquiry.
Did she already move the goalposts and just looking for rationalization
The metal goalposts were twenty years old, rusty and had no restraining devices to prevent them from falling over, the inquest heard.
40pm, shortly before the end of the first half, Foley was seen by Everton's deputy safety officer Lindsay Veitch climb over the perimeter fence and run to the goalposts at the Park End.
Ideal candidates for this partnership include companies that offer performance improvement services but don't have their own labor management system, and software vendors who have other related systems such as warehouse management systems, but do not have labor management functionality," said Jack Horst, head of business development for GoalPost.
But team representative Tracy Wing says future games may have to be cancelled if the goalpost is not returned, as the team would struggle to find the funds to replace it.
Andrew died when an FAI-approved target net fixed to a portable goalpost was caught in a gust of wind, pulling it down on top of him Miriam said: "It happened to a little boy in Donegal, a girl in Cork, and a boy was killed only 11 months before Andrew in Dundalk.
A SCHOOL is celebrating after winning new football kits and goalposts.
Then bend the top into a goalpost shape (see diagram).
About six minutes before, Cechmanek received some help when a Chicago shot went off the goalpost and then Kings defenseman Aaron Miller cleared a puck, that had gotten behind Cechmanek, out of the crease.
A teenage boy died after running into a makeshift goalpost, an inquest heard yesterday.
In Marcelino Goncalves's provocatively titled Receiver (all works 2002), a beaming football beauty, his hair curly and lustrous, his smile exuberant, almost glows as he crouches, seemingly ready to score the winning touchdown--his life a series of wins, from the look of him--a yellow goalpost in the distance.