psychosocial support

psychosocial support

A general term for any non-therapeutic intervention that helps a person cope with stressors in the home or at work.

One study concluded that increased psychosocial support by nurses or social workers for women at high risk of delivering low-birth-weight infants (e.g., with low income and education, who were short (≤1.5 m), underweight (≤ 50 kg), suffered previous infant or foetal death from delivering low-birth-weight infants) neither improved maternal health nor reduced the incidence of such births.
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psychosocial support

A nontherapeutic intervention that helps a person cope with stressors at home or at work. See Companionship, Most significant other.
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Providing opportunities for mutual aid is recommended for this population not only because of its perceived importance from parents, but it provides a dimension of psychosocial support that the interprofessional team cannot provide through traditional counseling methods.
Two centers of psychosocial support "Dialogue" in Osh and "Trust" in Jalal-Abad were established in the framework of the third phase of the WHO project "Strengthening health systems in the Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts of Kyrgyzstan", said the press service of the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan.
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The discussion shows how social workers provide material and psychosocial support, education and training, administration, advocacy and lobbying, policy formulation and research.
As part of its Mental Health Africa initiative the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has launched three new online resource directories to provide access to reference materials, reports, and best practices on mental health and psychosocial support programmes addressing the mental health consequences of HIV/AIDS.
For many years, psychosocial support to refugees and internally displaced people was viewed through the lens of Maslowian psychology (1) as a second-tier operation, something to be done after one had met people's basic survival needs in an emergency.
The Population Council's Horizons Program recently assessed psychosocial support programs for orphans and vulnerable youth in Zimbabwe and Rwanda.
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Treatment with VIVITROL should be used in combination with psychosocial support, such as counseling or group therapy.
They have emphasized that in order to achieve optimal treatment results, professionals should prescribe the drug as part of a treatment plan that includes psychosocial support.
Key factors were fear of income lost while quarantined, consistent information about the threat and measures to contain it, and adequate logistic and psychosocial support to those confined.

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