social support


Also found in: Wikipedia.

social support

Help given to provide feedback, satisfy needs, and validate another's experience. A large body of research suggests that the loss of social support is a cause of physical and psychological disorders. Nursing practice uses social supports such as tangible materials, teaching, and intimate interactions to restore, promote, and care for patients, reinforcing positive experiences.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE's largest bank and one of the world's largest and safest financial institutions, has signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority (ADSSA) to provide a state-of-the art Application Programming Interface (API) solution that issues pre-paid cards and processes payments, to support ADSSA's financial aid programme for limited-income Emirati families.
For example, seeking social support and appropriately expressing one's feelings are effective strategies recommended by health psychologists (Gross, 2001).
The burden of care may get increased due to lack of social support in terms of social and financial responsibilities of the child.1 Burden of care leads to psychological distress, poor quality of life, low energy level, fatigue as well as impaired emotional and physical wellbeing of the caregivers.1,2
In many studies, social support has been found to be an important parameter affecting psychological resilience (8-11).
Results: Analysis showed that traumatized adolescents were higher on PTSD and delinquency whereas were lower on social support, future orientation and prosociality than non-traumatized adolescents.
The Central District Council (CDC) has started the ball rolling towards mainstreaming psycho social support and domesticating the SADC minimum package of service for orphaned and vulnerable children.
Objective: To estimate the frequency of burnout in medical students of Peshawar and correlate the impact of social support on it.
Summary: Washington D.C [USA], Sep 01 (ANI): Turns out, providing 'targeted' social support to other people in need activates regions of the brain involved in parental care- which may help in understanding the positive health effects of social ties.
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For transplant providers, the second most influential factor determining a patient's suitability for transplantation is social support, according to a report published online June 28 in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
THE AVAILABILITY OF SOCIAL SUPPORT after a traumatic event such as a natural disaster could help buffer the development of depressive and PTSD symptoms in individuals exposed to the event, research shows.
Study participants were asked questions, including about their original motivation for becoming vegetarian or vegan, whether they craved meat, the extent of social support for their diet, and whether they felt their diet was convenient.

Full browser ?