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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.

sibling support

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting a sibling to cope with a brother's or a sister's illness/chronic condition/disability. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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Tilly is always there for children who attend the Sibling Support Group at Acorns, and makes time to listen and share her thoughts and feelings.
The entire sibling support experience strengthened my internal voice and my external voice in being able to speak about my brother.
In the present analysis, paternal or sibling support and support from an extra-familial individual did not uniquely contribute to the severity of PTSD symptoms in teenagers reporting sexual abuse.
Meadan and colleagues (2010) stated that understanding the experiences of siblings of children with ASD and developing a sibling support system based on that insight might affect and enhance the quality of life for all family members of children with ASD.
The Sibling Support Project of The Arc of the United States has a Web site that may be helpful: http://www.
The Sibling Support Project of The Kindering Center has a Web site that you and your parents may find helpful: http://www.
It was a scene reflecting family ties, family spirit, and sibling support.
Another of the female finalists was Kelly, who brought her sister Amanda Furness, 24, along for a bit of sibling support.
But sibling rivalry turned to sibling support as the youngest one gave copies of her keys to the others.
Overall, these findings provide support for theories that have integrated contextual factors, such as sibling support, parental support, and university composition, and that show how these variables contribute to young adults' career decision making and development.
Naturally devastated, Roxeanne needs all of the sibling support she can get as she tries to maneuver through France's sexist, Napoleonic divorce procedures while in full hormonal imbalance (``I can't believe this, I'm in a Balzac novel,'' she wails at one stress point).
The potential benefits of sibling support warrant a closer examination of the wide-ranging issues involved in sibling relations.