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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.

sup·port

(sŭ-pōrt'),
1. To add to in an attempt to give greater strength.
2. Synonym(s): supporter
3. In dentistry, a term used to denote resistance to vertical components of masticatory force.
[L. supporto, to carry]

support

/sup·port/ (sŭ-port´)
1. to prevent weakening or failing.
2. a structure that bears the weight of something else.
3. a mechanism or arrangement that helps keep something else functioning.suppor´tive

support

[səpôrt′]
Etymology: L, supportare, to bring up
1 v, to sustain, hold up, or maintain in a desired position or condition, as in physically supporting the abdominal muscles with a scultetus binder or emotionally supporting a client under stress.
2 n, the assistance given to this end, such as physical support, emotional support, or life support.

SUPPORT

Study to Understand Prognoses & Preferences for Outcomes & Risks of Treatments. A multi-site US study intended to evaluate end-of-life decision-making processes and outcomes of seriously ill, hospitalised adult patients regarding quality of care—e.g., in terms of pain management, prolongation of life—in patients with advanced stages of 1 or more of 9 life-threatening illnesses.

SUPPORT

Terminal care A study–Study to Understand Prognoses & Preferences for Outcomes & Risks of Treatments intended to evaluate decision-making processes and outcomes of seriously ill, hospitalized adult Pts regarding quality of care–vis-á-vis pain management, prolongation of life, provided to 4301 Pts with advanced stages of 1+ of 9 life-threatening illnesses

support

Critical care verb To maintain all necessary vital structures and functions that might be compromised–eg, blocked airways, heart in asystole, and monitor those physiologic parameters–eg, GI tract, renal function, that may not represent immediate dangers to life. See Advanced life support, Ancillary support, Basic life support, Life support, Single support Psychology Any form of interpersonal assistance in the form of listening or suggesting alternative solutions for an individual suffering mental stress. See Psychosocial support, Spousal support, Support group Research The providing of funding and resources to an individual or group of researchers. See Recommended levels of future support.

support

situation when an object or body has a force applied to resist the force of gravity. Often used to refer to the phase of gait when one or more feet are on the ground. See also stance.

sup·port

(sŭ-pōrt')
In dentistry, term used to denote resistance to vertical components of masticatory force.
[L. supporto, to carry]

support,

n resistance to vertical components of masticatory force in a direction toward the basal seat.
support, ridge,

Patient discussion about support

Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. how should i support my wife during this tough period?

A. first of all don't call it a tough period. a happy period might work better. although the wife can get annoyed by it. but she'll get annoyed from anything... just try to make her comfortable. foot massage , bubble baths, movies and popcorn.
it really depends on what kind of person is she and what she likes or not.

congratulations!

Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

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References in classic literature ?
Adrienne at length, by dint of excessive toil, by working deep into the nights, by stinting herself of food, and by means of having disposed of the last article with which she could possibly part, had managed to support her grandmother and herself, until she saw me so far done as to be within another day's work of completion.
This magistracy is indeed the great support of the state; for the people are easy, knowing that they are eligible to the first office in it; so that, whether it took place by the intention of the legislator, or whether it happened by chance, this is of great service to their affairs; for it is necessary that every member of the state should endeavour that each part of the government should be preserved, and continue the same.
The lungs absorb the oxygen, which is indispensable for the support of life, and reject the nitrogen.
I confess it is truly surprising how such a number of animals can find support in a country producing so little food.
The firm conviction of the necessity of a vegetation possessing a character of tropical luxuriance, to support such large animals, and the impossibility of reconciling this with the proximity of perpetual congelation, was one chief cause of the several theories of sudden revolutions of climate, and of overwhelming catastrophes, which were invented to account for their entombment.
Thus, under the name of Order and Civil Government, we are all made at last to pay homage to and support our own meanness.
Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform.
I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves Abolitionists should at once effectually withdraw their support, both in person and property, from the government of Massachusetts, and not wait till they constitute a majority of one, before they suffer the right to prevail through them.
My position is so awful because I can find nowhere, I cannot find within me strength to support me.
Our support is love, that love that He has vouchsafed us.
But Lidia Ivanovna's help was none the less real; she gave Alexey Alexandrovitch moral support in the consciousness of her love and respect for him, and still more, as it was soothing to her to believe, in that she almost turned him to Christianity--that is, from an indifferent and apathetic believer she turned him into an ardent and steadfast adherent of the new interpretation of Christian doctrine, which had been gaining ground of late in Petersburg.
But Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mould, and her courage rose to support her in her adversity.