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Social support and social network in family nursing: reviewing concepts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18506355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Social support and social network concepts are resources applicable to Family Nursing, as they are aimed at improving families' quality of life, and also at promoting, strengthening and maintaining their well-being. This study aimed to reflect on the main social network and social support concepts, relating them with Family Nursing, with a view to their application in nursing research and practice. We conclude that there is a lack of consensus about these concepts and that further criteria are needed for their use. In using Family Nursing, researchers must select the most relevant social network and social support concepts in literature to achieve the proposed objectives.
Iara Cristina da Silva Pedro; Semiramis Melani Melo Rocha; Lucila Castanheira Nascimento
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0104-1169     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2008 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-28     Completed Date:  2008-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-7     Citation Subset:  N    
College of Nursing, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Family Nursing*
Social Support*

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