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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 periodicals archive ?
University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Supported Employment Coursework
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) began offering graduate coursework in supported employment in 1988 through a federally funded Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) long-term training grant (19881991).
In the early spring of 1988, a joint venture of the New Jersey Divisions of Mental Health and Hospitals and Vocational Rehabilitation Services was undertaken to explore the efficacy of supported employment as a viable outcome for consumers.
To promote the development of these first projects, an organizational meeting was held among the administrators, supervisors, and job coaches of the four community providers and representatives of the two state agencies to identify those systemic, programmatic, and personnel implementation issues that might impact on the ability of the new supported employment programs to provide quality services to consumers.
Nisbet and Hagner (1988) suggest an alternative approach to traditional, externally imposed, habilitation-centered supported employment strategies.
Many of the strategies described here are not much different than those that have been described as quality indicators in job coach models of supported employment.
As such, Community Resource Trainers provide an ideal combination of services to meet the complex follow-along needs of supported employment consumers.
A focus on the social, integrative, and quality elements of work settings has led to a reexamination of the job coach model as it is currently conceptualized and practiced and to proposals for alternative approaches to supported employment (Hagner, 1989; Nisbet & Hagner, 1988).
Supported employment is defined by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986 as: competitive work in integrated settings (a) for individuals with severe handicaps for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occured, or (b) for individuals for whom competitive employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a severe disability and who, because of their handicap, need ongoing support services to perform such work.
The third element of supported employment is the provision of ongoing support for as long as, and in whatever intensity, is needed.
Also included for the first time in supported employment legislation is "transitional employment for individuals with chronic mental illness.

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