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1. an assemblage of objects having certain things in common.
2. a number of atoms forming a recognizable and usually transferable portion of a molecule.
activity g's groups of individuals with similar needs for occupational therapy who are working on the correction of problems that they hold in common.
azo group the bivalent radical, -N=N-.
blood group see blood group.
control group see control (def. 3).
Diagnosis-Related G's see diagnosis-related groups.
encounter group a sensitivity group in which the members strive to gain emotional rather than intellectual insight, with emphasis on the expression of interpersonal feelings in the group situation.
focus g's individuals with a common interest who meet to explore a problem in depth.
PLT group [psittacosis-lymphogranuloma venereum-trachoma] alternative name for genus Chlamydia.
prosthetic group
1. an organic radical, nonprotein in nature, which together with a protein carrier forms an enzyme.
2. a cofactor tightly bound to an enzyme, i.e., it is an integral part of the enzyme and not readily dissociated from it.
3. a cofactor that may reversibly dissociate from the protein component of an enzyme; a coenzyme.
sensitivity group (sensitivity training group) a nonclinical group intended for persons without severe emotional problems, focusing on self-awareness, self-understanding, and interpersonal interactions and aiming to develop skills in leadership, management, counseling, or other roles. Called also T-group and training group.
support group
1. a group made up of individuals with a common problem, usually meeting to express feelings, vent frustrations, and explore effective coping strategies. Education is a component of some support groups.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of a group environment to provide emotional support and health-related information for members.
support group (omaha) in the omaha system, regular planned gatherings to accomplish some compatible goal.
group therapy a form of psychotherapy in which a group of patients meets regularly with a group leader, usually a therapist. The group may be balanced, having patients with diverse problems and attitudes, or it may be composed of patients who all have similar diagnoses or issues to resolve. In some groups, patients may be basically mentally healthy but trying to work through external stressors, such as job loss, natural disasters, or physical illness. Self-help groups are groups of people with a commonality of diagnosis (e.g., alcoholism, overeating, or a particular chronic physical illness) or of experience (e.g., rape, incest) and a leader who may be not a therapist but rather one who has experienced a similar problem or situation.

From hearing how the group leader or other members feel about this behavior, the patient may gain insight into his or her anxieties and conflicts. The group may provide emotional support for self-revelation and a structured environment for trying out new ways of relating to people. In contrast, there are other groups that focus on altering behavior, with less or minimal attention paid to gaining insight into the causes of the problems.
therapy group in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the application of psychotherapeutic techniques to a group, including the utilization of interactions between members of the group. See also group therapy.
training group sensitivity group.

support group1

1 an organization that serves as a link in the network for family caregivers and patients, such as those who are homebound, mentally ill, elderly, or suicidal or who have a specific disorder, such as multiple sclerosis. A support group helps families and patients find a balance of responsibility. The groups are supported by various national and local organizations.
2 an organization for people who share a common problem. See also social support groups.

support group2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as use of a group environment to provide emotional support and health-related information for members. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

support group

A network of people with something in common who meet regularly and give and receive help, advice, friendship and emotional support.
A group of people with a similar disease or psychological ailment (e.g., cancer, AIDS, bereavement, etc.) who share encouragement, consolation, information regarding recovery, who meet regularly to help each other cope with the disease and/or therapy.

Social medicine
A general term for those persons in an individuals personal “circle”, upon whom the individual can call in times of personal crisis.
Children, spouses, siblings, friends, etc., who may help the person through the crisis, often by merely being good listeners.

support group

Psychology A group of people with a similar disease–eg, CA, AIDS, who share encouragement, consolation, information regarding recovery, who meet regularly to help each other cope with the disease and/or therapy Social medicine Those persons in an individual's 'circle,' who can be called in times of personal crisis Examples Children, spouses, siblings, friends, etc, who may help the person through the crisis, often by merely being 'good listeners'. See Companionship, Marriage bonus, Most significant other, Psychoneuroimmunology, Twelve step program; Cf Social isolation.

Patient discussion about support group

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.

Q. where would i find support groups for Ex alcoholic people?

A. web site for alcoholic anonymous/narcotics anonymouse/--in the a group.

Q. where can i find a supportive groups that discuses ways to lose weight?

A. most clinics hold pamphlets of group therapy in various cases. if not you can just ask them- they are surly holding at least one phone number of a group like this.

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Support groups help organise interactions among families of individuals with special needs and some of them also organise talks by experts, which helps them get access to the latest developments that can contribute toward healthy growth of their children.
Lesbian, bisexual and questioning girls support group - (For young women who are questioning their sexual orientation) Ophelia's Place, 1577 Pearl St.
Balancing family obligations with those of the support group continues to be a challenge, but members refuse to sit around and wait for a handout.
Fortunately, there are debt support groups that can help you break the cycle.
The support group provides a private, confidential setting for employees to work through adjustment issues and find emotional relief from the issues or problems they would like to work on.
A prostate cancer support group will be held 7-9 p.
She shares with her peers in the support group how she began keeping a journal when she received a student teacher:
That came as news to me, because the 150 members of our support group had to be attending school somewhere.
Kaluzna leads caregiver support groups for the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in Chicago.
They were then assigned to a control group (no intervention), a group given a behavioral intervention (three weekly small-group sessions tailored according to ethnographic data and conducted by female facilitators of the same ethnicity, each lasting three hours) or a group given an enhanced behavioral intervention (the standard intervention plus five optional monthly support group sessions, each lasting 90 minutes).
One example of a successful support group is the bicultural group offered at one Los Angeles public high school (Cardenas & Taylor, 1993).
To develop and implement a support group for women leaving abusive relationships who have children with disabilities.

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