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Helping Patients Who Don't Help Themselves

Olsen, Douglas P. PhD, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: July 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 7 - p 66–68
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000431925.00913.ed
Ethical Issues

When patients don't follow treatment plans.

Can nurses provide optimum treatments while also respecting patients' lifestyle choices that may be harmful to their health?

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: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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