Term Health/Disability Related Support Groups
Code PN-8100.3000
Definition Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
Created 12/9/10
Changed 11/17/14
Use References
See Also References Families/Friends of Individuals With Health/Disabilities Related Issues Support Groups (PN-8100.2000-300)
Health/Disability Related Counseling (RP-1400.8000-300)
Health Resocialization (LR-3000)
Terminal Illness Support Groups (PN-8100.8600)
External Classification Terms Counseling (UW
Counseling (NTE F60)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Mental Health (ACH L-01)
Patient & Family Support (NTE E86)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Personal Social Services (NTE P50)
Related Concepts Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Comments Modify this term using health and disability related target population terms in the Disabilities and Health Conditions (YF) section.
Bibliographic References The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Fourth Edition, American Self-Help Clearinghouse, Riverside Medical Center, Denville, NJ, 1992

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