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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.

sup·port

(sŭ-pōrt'),
1. To add to in an attempt to give greater strength.
2. Synonym(s): supporter
3. In dentistry, a term used to denote resistance to vertical components of masticatory force.
[L. supporto, to carry]

SUPPORT

Study to Understand Prognoses & Preferences for Outcomes & Risks of Treatments. A multi-site US study intended to evaluate end-of-life decision-making processes and outcomes of seriously ill, hospitalised adult patients regarding quality of care—e.g., in terms of pain management, prolongation of life—in patients with advanced stages of 1 or more of 9 life-threatening illnesses.

SUPPORT

Terminal care A study–Study to Understand Prognoses & Preferences for Outcomes & Risks of Treatments intended to evaluate decision-making processes and outcomes of seriously ill, hospitalized adult Pts regarding quality of care–vis-á-vis pain management, prolongation of life, provided to 4301 Pts with advanced stages of 1+ of 9 life-threatening illnesses

support

Critical care verb To maintain all necessary vital structures and functions that might be compromised–eg, blocked airways, heart in asystole, and monitor those physiologic parameters–eg, GI tract, renal function, that may not represent immediate dangers to life. See Advanced life support, Ancillary support, Basic life support, Life support, Single support Psychology Any form of interpersonal assistance in the form of listening or suggesting alternative solutions for an individual suffering mental stress. See Psychosocial support, Spousal support, Support group Research The providing of funding and resources to an individual or group of researchers. See Recommended levels of future support.

sup·port

(sŭ-pōrt')
In dentistry, term used to denote resistance to vertical components of masticatory force.
[L. supporto, to carry]

Patient discussion about support

Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. how should i support my wife during this tough period?

A. first of all don't call it a tough period. a happy period might work better. although the wife can get annoyed by it. but she'll get annoyed from anything... just try to make her comfortable. foot massage , bubble baths, movies and popcorn.
it really depends on what kind of person is she and what she likes or not.

congratulations!

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.

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When you have properly preserved an auto-deflect claim, you and your experts can go to trial with the information necessary to provide reasonable, supportable opinions.
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The information generated by the cost codes and furnished to the estimator will allow the estimator to prepare a supportable cost estimate.
It's also possible to access individual files and folders within a backup in a straightforward manner (e.g., by mounting an image as a volume), which dramatically alters the supportable scenarios during recovery.
Customer-service standards should be supportable with the current staffing and budget.

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