ABSTRACT

If you’ve read Chapter 2, you will now be familiar with the problem-solving approach to care of ASPIRE. This will help you when you next encounter a patient, because you will have an understanding of how the process of devising and delivering care should be structured. Unfortunately, the problem-solving approach to care isn’t enough on its own, as it leaves many questions unanswered. For example, what questions do you need to ask the patient during the assessment stage? How would you recognise that a patient has a problem? What sort of interventions would you carry out as a nurse? How will you know if your interventions have been successful? These are all crucial questions, and they are not really answered by just referring to a problem-solving approach to care such as APIE or ASPIRE.