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establishment or creation of something.
limit setting in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as establishing the parameters of desirable and acceptable patient behavior.
mutual goal setting in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collaborating with the patient to identify and prioritize care goals, then developing a plan for achieving those goals through the construction and use of goal attainment scaling.


Hardening, as of amalgam.


Vox populi A place where something occurs. See ER/trauma setting.


Hardening, as of amalgam.


1. said of meat while it is cooling after slaughter and the processes of rigor mortis are precipitating the protein in the muscle fibers.
2. a clutch of eggs to set under a broody hen—usually 13 eggs.

Patient discussion about setting

Q. What she should do, if found positive? my wife who is 31 years, had breast cancer history in her family and I have advised her to have a test. She will have her test done next week. What she should do, if found positive?

A. I think you must pray that she is not positive, but if found positive let the doctor start the treatment and she should cooperate with doctor. She needs to learn about her problem and also the ways to cope them, like by having good diet and fitness, which she would require when the treatment or surgery will be done. Thanks ....and hope she is not positive…

Q. What are carbohydrates and where they are found and what is their nutritional value?

A. You got it.

Q. how can i deal with my newly found pulic speaking anxiety?

A. From what I understand, some studies have shown that more people harbor a fear of public speaking than do of death.
My best advice would be to begin by practicing speaking before a mirror, picturing someone else's face. Then try speaking before friends.
Community colleges and adult learning programs often have classes/workshops on speech, and I personally found such a class to have been extremely valuable.
Best of luck to you.

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The present study was designed to contribute to the goal setting and motivation literatures because research has not examined the perceptions of students in regards to the student-led conference format in improving student learning and motivating them to achieve their own learning goals.
The results of this study highlights the need for continued teacher and parent support of student efforts to achieve the levels of intrinsic motivation and self-efficacy necessary for the self-regulated learning processes involved in goal setting and student-led conferences.
A good rule for coaches in teaching setting is the more inexperienced the player, the more leeway should be given when it comes to hand contacts.
Another guideline to keep in mind when teaching setting is that floor setting is often good for the beginner who lacks shoulder and wrist strength.
As curricular changes in the school counseling program continued to evolve and incorporate more school-specific coursework and experiences, the campus-based individual practicum in a mental health setting seemed to be counterproductive to the specific training needs of our school counseling students.
In this setting I employed musical characteristics quite similar to, but not exactly the same as, the responses described above (more dependent upon the keyboard [organ] accompaniment and without the guitar chords).
Numerous cautions must be raised about the inherent risks for both the camp setting and the student.
A more "home-like" setting has become the new buzz-word of the industry.
that are consistent with the outcome at A being independent of the setting at B, and vice versa, run by run," Mermin says.