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Helping Patients Who Don't Help Themselves

Olsen, Douglas P. PhD, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000431925.00913.ed
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Abstract

When patients don't follow treatment plans.

In Brief

Can nurses provide optimum treatments while also respecting patients' 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: douglas.olsen@hc.msu.edu. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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