AJN American Journal of Nursing

Published by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Print ISSN: 0002-936X


Life Support
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February 1992


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Kathleen MacInnis

The Single-Problem Approach

January 1968


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To learn the truth about a product, the old adage says, "Ask the man who has one." These authors advise nurses to identify patients' problems by perfecting their observation and interviewing skills vis-a-vis patients in order to spot the one most basic problem that is bedeviling them that day, and then to plan nursing care which will alleviate that problem. Whether this is mini-focus or maxi-care, the authors claim it has enabled student nurses to diagnose and treat patients' nursing problems more successfully than when they concentrated on multiple problems over lengthy periods in patients' lives.

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