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Unformatted text preview: The definition of social support is that in order for social support to occur, people have to rely on one another to meet certain needs (Cutrona, 1996). Action facilitating support is intended to assist the stressed individual to solve or eliminate the problem that is causing his/her distress. Instrumental entail the substitute of helpful aid and important goods (e.g., financial support, transportation, or help with household chores). This c an lessen stress by candidly deciphering problems at hand or facilitating goal achievement. Informational - (e.g., exchange of advice, clarification, views, and familiarity) helps patients comprehend and gain knowledge of how to cope with their illness. Nurturing support covers hard work to reassure or raise somebody's spirits, without unswerving efforts to resolve the crisis causing stress. Emotional support includes words of empathy, compassion, concern, and understanding. Social network brings about a feeling of belonging in the company of people with related interests and concerns. Esteem support belonging in the company of people with related interests and concerns....
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