Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

ASSIST: Identify personal barriers, strategies, problem-solving techniques and social/environmental support
1.4.a Nurses who are appropriately trained use motivational interviewing with their clients to allow clients to fully participate in identifying their desired behavioural changes.
Level: Ia
1.4.b Nurses teach and assist clients to use problem-solving techniques.
Level: Ia
1.4.c Nurses are aware of community self-management programs in a variety of settings, and link clients to these programs through the provision of accurate information and relevant resources.
Level: Ib