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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.

spiritual support

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting the patient to feel balance and connection with a greater power. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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To this end, the governmental institutions that take care of the different aspects of education and scientific research have been built, the door has been opened before the private sector and it encouraged and provided it with suitable facilities and financial, as well as, spiritual support so that it can actively participate in the provision of the best education levels for our sons and daughters, as per the international quality standards.
He is responsible for providing religious and spiritual support for every member of the Canadian Forces in operations around the world, and for their families.
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Hoping to inspire those lost in the world to look to the Jesus Nation for the spiritual support they need, "Jesus Nation" is a fine Christian exploration of the belonging all humanity yearns for.
Let us provide intentional one-to-one support programs, a weekly Bible study, a peer spiritual support group, and opportunities to explore together spiritual practices that are supportive of recovery.