• To recognise the factors that can affect the experiences of patients with epilepsy at the point of diagnosis, in hospital and when taking anti-epileptic drugs
• To enhance your understanding of the role of general and specialist nurses in providing epilepsy care
• To identify interventions for improving the experiences and quality of care for patients with epilepsy
Epilepsy is a multifaceted neurological condition that has many causes. Living with epilepsy can have significant physical, psychological and social effects on an individual and their family. A patient’s experience of living with epilepsy can be influenced by multiple factors, such as pre-existing comorbidities or underlying risk factors for developing comorbidities.
This article explores the experiences of patients with epilepsy at the point of diagnosis, in hospital and when taking anti-epileptic drugs. It also details various evidence-based interventions that can improve these patients’ experiences and the quality of care that they receive.
Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2021.e11686Peer review
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Morley K (2021) Enhancing patients’ experiences of living with epilepsy. Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2021.e11686
Published online: 01 November 2021
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