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Usage notes: informal.
1 (in psychiatric nursing) the constant attendance of a professional staff member on a disturbed patient to protect the patient from harming the self or others and to observe the patient's behavior. The patient so cared for is accompanied in all activities by the staff member.
2 (in nursing) the giving of nursing care to only one person, such as that given by a private duty nurse or a nurse caring for a patient whose needs are so great that the nurse is required at all times.

Patient discussion about specialing

Q. Is there a special diet for FMS I heard that there is a connection between my diet and FMS- what is it? And what should I eat or not eat (that is the question ? )

A. My neighbor next door has this - he always looks so tired! I will tell him abot this link _Laura_ - thanks.

Q. Are there any special forums for parents to kids with cancer? I think my sister could really use that kind of support group of people who are going through the exact same thing they never dreamed to be.

A. But how should I tell her to go there? she acts like she doesn't need help. she says she isn't the one who needs treatment and she wouldn't want to waste time and energy on herself now- only on the kid. How do I convince her it's important?

Q. Anybody know any special cakes for diabetes patients? not just sugarless... something that was specially designed maybe...? any recipes??

A. Thank you diabetes community!!! you are good people... I invite you to try the cakes once they're ready...

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