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1. an assemblage of objects having certain things in common.
2. a number of atoms forming a recognizable and usually transferable portion of a molecule.
activity g's groups of individuals with similar needs for occupational therapy who are working on the correction of problems that they hold in common.
azo group the bivalent radical, -N=N-.
blood group see blood group.
control group see control (def. 3).
Diagnosis-Related G's see diagnosis-related groups.
encounter group a sensitivity group in which the members strive to gain emotional rather than intellectual insight, with emphasis on the expression of interpersonal feelings in the group situation.
focus g's individuals with a common interest who meet to explore a problem in depth.
PLT group [psittacosis-lymphogranuloma venereum-trachoma] alternative name for genus Chlamydia.
prosthetic group
1. an organic radical, nonprotein in nature, which together with a protein carrier forms an enzyme.
2. a cofactor tightly bound to an enzyme, i.e., it is an integral part of the enzyme and not readily dissociated from it.
3. a cofactor that may reversibly dissociate from the protein component of an enzyme; a coenzyme.
sensitivity group (sensitivity training group) a nonclinical group intended for persons without severe emotional problems, focusing on self-awareness, self-understanding, and interpersonal interactions and aiming to develop skills in leadership, management, counseling, or other roles. Called also T-group and training group.
support group
1. a group made up of individuals with a common problem, usually meeting to express feelings, vent frustrations, and explore effective coping strategies. Education is a component of some support groups.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of a group environment to provide emotional support and health-related information for members.
support group (omaha) in the omaha system, regular planned gatherings to accomplish some compatible goal.
group therapy a form of psychotherapy in which a group of patients meets regularly with a group leader, usually a therapist. The group may be balanced, having patients with diverse problems and attitudes, or it may be composed of patients who all have similar diagnoses or issues to resolve. In some groups, patients may be basically mentally healthy but trying to work through external stressors, such as job loss, natural disasters, or physical illness. Self-help groups are groups of people with a commonality of diagnosis (e.g., alcoholism, overeating, or a particular chronic physical illness) or of experience (e.g., rape, incest) and a leader who may be not a therapist but rather one who has experienced a similar problem or situation.

From hearing how the group leader or other members feel about this behavior, the patient may gain insight into his or her anxieties and conflicts. The group may provide emotional support for self-revelation and a structured environment for trying out new ways of relating to people. In contrast, there are other groups that focus on altering behavior, with less or minimal attention paid to gaining insight into the causes of the problems.
therapy group in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the application of psychotherapeutic techniques to a group, including the utilization of interactions between members of the group. See also group therapy.
training group sensitivity group.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

support group

A network of people with something in common who meet regularly and give and receive help, advice, friendship and emotional support.
A group of people with a similar disease or psychological ailment (e.g., cancer, AIDS, bereavement, etc.) who share encouragement, consolation, information regarding recovery, who meet regularly to help each other cope with the disease and/or therapy.

Social medicine
A general term for those persons in an individuals personal “circle”, upon whom the individual can call in times of personal crisis.
Children, spouses, siblings, friends, etc., who may help the person through the crisis, often by merely being good listeners.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

support group

Psychology A group of people with a similar disease–eg, CA, AIDS, who share encouragement, consolation, information regarding recovery, who meet regularly to help each other cope with the disease and/or therapy Social medicine Those persons in an individual's 'circle,' who can be called in times of personal crisis Examples Children, spouses, siblings, friends, etc, who may help the person through the crisis, often by merely being 'good listeners'. See Companionship, Marriage bonus, Most significant other, Psychoneuroimmunology, Twelve step program; Cf Social isolation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about support group

Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

Q. where would i find support groups for Ex alcoholic people?

A. web site for alcoholic anonymous/narcotics anonymouse/--in the a group.

Q. where can i find a supportive groups that discuses ways to lose weight?

A. most clinics hold pamphlets of group therapy in various cases. if not you can just ask them- they are surly holding at least one phone number of a group like this.

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Through the support group, Ana and her family have not only been able to connect with other families in a similar situation, she says she today understands her daughter's condition much better than before.
Dr Elham Al Amiri, paediatric endocrinologist with the UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) and founder of support group Friends For Diabetes in Sharjah, said that awareness activities help educate the public.
The questionnaire began with several general questions about how users learned about the online support group and when they visited it for the first time.
But one of the leaflets is from a support group and its language is about being "patientled".
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is kicking off its new 'Talking Tinnitus' campaign, and believes that if mS ore people had the opportunity to attend a tinnitus support group, there would be more opportunities to better support the tinnitus community and beyond.

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