Supporting people with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis
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Supporting people with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis

Greg Crowhurst Full-time carer and secretary, The 25% Severe ME Group, Great Walsingham, Norfolk

This article aims to raise nurses’ awareness of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Key symptoms are presented along with possible service responses and treatment options. It emphasises that this condition is often misunderstood but that it can be serious and more research is needed to promote better understanding of the physical symptoms.

Nursing Standard. 19, 21, 38-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.


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