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AJN, American Journal of Nursing: April 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 4 - p 14
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000445669.89778.c3
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  • In “Questions Dementia Patients Can't Answer,” AJN editor Amy M. Collins shares a patient perspective that poses the question: what happens when a family caregiver isn't available to assist a patient with dementia who needs medical care? (
  • Read Marcy Phipps's take on the term “false hope” and why she thinks it's “Not Compatible with Nursing” (
  • In “Voice of Dissension: When Nurse Teamwork and Patient Safety Diverge,” Julianna Paradisi discusses how speaking up can be imperative to patient safety—even when it places the nurse at odds with the team (


“I have been a nurse for 17 years and an NP for 5.5 years. It wasn't until my mom had symptoms and was subsequently diagnosed with AD about 3 years ago that I really felt that I ‘understood’ how dementia truly affects the client and their loved ones.” “I believe as medical professionals that we have an obligation to support our patients in their choices of treatment and we certainly have no right to discourage them from doing everything they wish to survive when they still have a chance.” “If a patient's safety is at risk, I would speak up. The patient is the priority.”


  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the April issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
    • the author of “Telehealth: A Case Study in Disruptive Innovation.”
    • several nurses featured in this month's AJN Reports about the Boston Marathon bombings.
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