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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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Yet one study showed that 72 percent of patients said their spiritual needs were minimally or not at all supported by the medical system even though spiritual support was highly associated with quality of life.
dioceses is enormous as parishes fill with Spanish-speaking populations who arrive in search of spiritual support.
While we can't give them their health back, we can acknowledge their sacrifice, thank them and their family for their service, and provide spiritual support," said Marty Daniel, Daniel Defense president and CEO.
The underlying issue is whether EAPs should offer spiritual support services.
As more than 500 cars whizz past, Holy Trinity Church's youth band, choir and congregation will be coming out on the front steps of the church to provide some spiritual support to the drivers.
Spiritual support that study participants receive from fellow church members, as well as the nature of a study participant's relationship with God, figure prominently in this respect.
Their services include ship-visiting, communication, counselling and spiritual support.
One of the things that we discovered was the need for cultural and spiritual support for Aboriginal patients in the hospital," Brian Walton, project lead for spiritual health and development for the health region, told the StarPhoenix.
A community champion from housing group whg is among volunteers who have travelled to India to lend practical and spiritual support to a community.
We will be offering spiritual support to anyone who needs it.
The gift distribution ceremony has become an annual tradition to KHCF and KHCC, from the belief that granting gifts to young patients and drawing smiles on their faces are a very important factor to their overall healing process, and constitute an integral part in the psychological and spiritual support they need through their different treatment stages.
This edition has a revised format to parallel the nurse's approach to patient care, newly formatted care plans, new collaborative management tables and patient safety alerts, updated guidelines and recommendations, and new information on patient safety, organ transplantation, emotional and spiritual support, peripheral vascular diseases, continuous renal replacement therapy, brain death, neuromuscular diseases, hyperglycemia, and oncologic emergencies.