sibling support


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is hard to believe that nearly 25 years have passed since my first days of attending the sibling support group.
Despite its limitations, the current study has important implications for further research and for the organization and development of family and sibling support services.
announced that it would temporarily suspend its direct sibling support services due to lack of funding.
With matching support from donors and sponsors, this facility will provide 24/7 respite care, full medical support, pain management, end-of-life care, grief and bereavement services, sibling support and family accommodation.
Alison Rothwell, Reuben's Godmother and Project Manager of Reuben's Retreat, said: "The retreat will provide many services including respite breaks, sibling support, counselling and recreational activities to those families who have suffered the loss of a child or who care for a child with a life limiting or life threatening illness.
executive Peter Branson As part of the charity's care service they offer children's play, family support, bereavement support, sibling support and complementary therapy to all their children and families ?
Lynne Doyle, the sibling support worker at Tye Hafan, whose job it is to help brothers and sisters deal with the changes in their family life brought about by having a sibling who needs special and constant care.
Smith and Perry (2005) examined the effectiveness of a sibling support group for children with autism.
John attended the sibling support group to increase his knowledge and understanding of autism, and to give him the opportunity to express his feelings within a supportive environment.
Today, chief executive David Studley said up to 50 jobs would be lost from its 250 workforce with holistic services, sibling support workers, admin staff, play activity workers, adolescent teams and group support all being scrapped.