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assistance

 [ah-sis´tans]
help or aid.
anger control assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the facilitation of expression of anger in an adaptive non-violent manner.
breastfeeding assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing a new mother to breastfeed her infant. See also breastfeeding.
examination assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing assistance to the patient and another health care provider during a procedure or examination.
financial resource assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting an individual/family to secure and manage finances to meet health care needs.
home maintenance assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping the patient/family to maintain the home as a clean, safe, and pleasant place to live.
patient controlled analgesia assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating control of analgesia administration and regulation. See also patient controlled analgesia.
self care assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting another to perform self-care (activities of daily living).
self care assistance: bathing/hygiene in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to perform personal hygiene.
self care assistance: dressing/grooming in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient with clothes and make-up.
self care assistance: feeding in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting a person to eat.
self care assistance: toileting in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting another with elimination.
self-modification assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reinforcement of a self-directed change initiated by the patient to achieve personally important goals.
smoking cessation assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping a patient to stop smoking.
surgical assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the surgeon/dentist with operative procedures and care of the surgical patient.
ventilation assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of an optimal spontaneous breathing pattern that maximizes oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in the lungs.
weight gain assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating gain of body weight.
weight reduction assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating loss of weight and/or body fat.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

assistance

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The award of money, property, services or anything of value to a recipient to accomplish a public purpose of stimulation or support as authorised by federal statute.
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“Such things run in families,” observed Richard, rising with alacrity to render the desired assistance. “My father, and my grandfather before him, were both celebrated for their knowledge of surgery; they were not, like Marmaduke here, puffed up with an accidental thing, such as the time when he drew in the hip-joint of the man who was thrown from his horse; that was the fall before you came into the settlement, doctor; but they were men who were taught the thing regularly, spending half their lives in learning those little niceties; though, for the matter of that, my grandfather was a college-bred physician, and the best in the colony, too—that is, in his neighborhood.”
She then asked him if it would not be necessary to furnish us with a stock of tools and materials for the business of planting, and he said, 'Yes, by all means.' And then she begged his assistance in it.
Some likely candidates for special weighting are likely to be: how a state describes the designated entity and related organizational and management factors; how it describes agency and consumer involvement; how it describes its approach to measuring progress toward a consumer-responsive statewide program of technology-related assistances for people of all ages with disabilities; what its goals, objectives, functions, activities and outcomes will be; and, as a total application, how responsive it is to the purposes of the State Grants Program.
The Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988
On June 23, 1988, Congressman Jim Jeffords of Vermont and Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa introduced the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988.
* Funding for technology and support services is uncoordinated, severely limited and primarily dependent on a personal source of assistance or aggressive action by an individual to make it available from a nonpersonal source.
The primary purpose of the Technology Act is to assist states to develop comprehensive, consumer-responsive programs in technology-related assistance for disabled people of all ages and, thereby, overcome these serious problems.
It contains seven purposes related to the State Grants Program for Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities.
The final purposes of the Technology Act is to support technical assistance, information, training and public awareness programs, as well as model demonstration and innovation projects in technology and support services for people with disabilities.
However, it is also anticipated that some of the money will be used to fund a technical assistance center to help states develop and implement statewide programs in technology-related assistance, and also to fund an evaluation contract to assess how well states that do receive grants do in responding to the purposes of the act that apply to them.
The program announcement for the State Grants Program for Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities was published in spring 1989 and grant awards will be made before September 30, 1989.
In drafting the legislation, care was taken not to limit or to define narrowly important concepts that would influence how states develop statewide programs in technology-related assistance. This effort is best reflected in four concepts that are defined in the law -- assistive technology device, assistive technology service, individual with disabilities, and technology-related assistance.

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