I was pleased to see a few clinical articles based on real people in the October 2014 issue: “Calciphylaxis: An Unusual Case with an Unusual Outcome,” “Studying Nursing Interventions in Acutely Ill, Cognitively Impaired Older Adults,” and “A Transformational Journey Through Birth and Death.”
These scenarios made the articles more interesting. I felt like I got to know the people described in them. Learning about their frustrations, successes, and disease implications thus had a greater impact on me.
Composite case studies may be useful, but I sometimes feel as if the authors have carefully chosen patient experiences to fit the points they want to make.
Cynthia Anderle, BSN, RN
Fort Collins, CO