Helping Patients Who Don't Help ThemselvesOlsen, Douglas P. PhD, RNAJN, American Journal of Nursing: July 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 7 - p 66–68 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000431925.00913.ed Ethical Issues Abstract In Brief Author Information Abstract When patients don't follow treatment plans. In Brief Can nurses provide optimum treatments while also respecting patients&#x0027; lifestyle choices that may be harmful to their health? Author Information Douglas P. Olsen is an associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing in East Lansing and a contributing editor of AJN. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. All rights reserved.