Approach to Solving Unstructured Problems during Family Intervention: An Innovative Example of How to Use Evidence in the Nursing Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153021
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Presentation
Title:
Approach to Solving Unstructured Problems during Family Intervention: An Innovative Example of How to Use Evidence in the Nursing Practice
Abstract:
Approach to Solving Unstructured Problems during Family Intervention: An Innovative Example of How to Use Evidence in the Nursing Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Lefebvre, Helene, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Montreal
Title:Agregate Professor
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The Approach to Solving Unstructured Problems (ASUP) has been developed from ten years of research findings applied to clinical experience in nursing care. It would appear that all the actors involved in care situations, experience significant failures to communicate, and this prevents the kind of relationship that caregivers would like to establish with people and their families. Furthermore, health problems are becoming increasingly complex (unstructured), and this requires an investigation of contributing factors and impacts on different areas of the person's life or the lives of family members (lifestyle, social roles, environment) before one can search for the most appropriate solutions. Based on three frames of reference (the person-centered and life plan approach, the ecosystem approach and the reflexive approach), ASUP allow the person and their family to find new resources for dealing with their situation, develop the feeling that they have some control over their lives, and reinforce a feeling of confidence in their ability to manage the challenges of daily life and pursue a life plan. It helps nurses focus their interventions on the life experiences of the person and their families before the onset of the illness. It also places emphasis on the learning they will require in order to successfully develop a life plan. The process is applied in 13 steps that allow participants to study the situation faced by the person with disabilities or a chronic disease, identifying problematic situations, disturbances in various systems, potential impacts, goals for modifying the problem and an action plan. The process begins with open questions underlying the problematic situation. Then closed questions identify a high-priority item that the person agrees to address. This approach provides nurses with concrete means to overcome obstacles to communication and carry out an intervention centered on the person, their family and their learning.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleApproach to Solving Unstructured Problems during Family Intervention: An Innovative Example of How to Use Evidence in the Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153021-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Approach to Solving Unstructured Problems during Family Intervention: An Innovative Example of How to Use Evidence in the Nursing Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lefebvre, Helene, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Montreal</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Agregate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">helene.lefebvre@umontreal.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The Approach to Solving Unstructured Problems (ASUP) has been developed from ten years of research findings applied to clinical experience in nursing care. It would appear that all the actors involved in care situations, experience significant failures to communicate, and this prevents the kind of relationship that caregivers would like to establish with people and their families. Furthermore, health problems are becoming increasingly complex (unstructured), and this requires an investigation of contributing factors and impacts on different areas of the person's life or the lives of family members (lifestyle, social roles, environment) before one can search for the most appropriate solutions. Based on three frames of reference (the person-centered and life plan approach, the ecosystem approach and the reflexive approach), ASUP allow the person and their family to find new resources for dealing with their situation, develop the feeling that they have some control over their lives, and reinforce a feeling of confidence in their ability to manage the challenges of daily life and pursue a life plan. It helps nurses focus their interventions on the life experiences of the person and their families before the onset of the illness. It also places emphasis on the learning they will require in order to successfully develop a life plan. The process is applied in 13 steps that allow participants to study the situation faced by the person with disabilities or a chronic disease, identifying problematic situations, disturbances in various systems, potential impacts, goals for modifying the problem and an action plan. The process begins with open questions underlying the problematic situation. Then closed questions identify a high-priority item that the person agrees to address. This approach provides nurses with concrete means to overcome obstacles to communication and carry out an intervention centered on the person, their family and their learning.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:59:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:59:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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