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AJN On the Web

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: May 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 5 - p 11
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000414297.63437.c2
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* In “‘Let Patients Help’: Nurses and e-Patients,” Joy Jacobson offers a supportive perspective on “participatory medicine,” praising patients who use Facebook and other social networking sites to push for the funding of research into treatments that the science may not support (

* Is two weeks adequate time to grieve over the loss of a loved one? In “Grief: The Proposed DSM-5 Gets It Wrong,” clinical managing editor Karen Roush tells a poignant personal story (

* Should a person with high cholesterol get meds or get healthy? Read “The Elusive Strict Diet” by associate editor Amy M. Collins for a patient perspective (

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“I have always believed that empowering patients would lead (or force) the way to better quality health care and ultimately better outcomes.” “Though therapy isn't for everyone, for many it's what prevents that natural process of grief from turning into something bigger.” “It seems to me that if we want to help patients have the best possible outcomes, the question becomes this: Should we handcuff the strong to ‘protect’ the weak?”

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* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the May issue.

* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with

* Marilyn H. Oermann, lead author of this month's clinical feature, “Competence in CPR.”

* Ellen Davidson Baer, author of “Key Ideas in Nursing's First Century.”

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