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Managing patients with encephalitis

11 November 2015

Nursing Standard


This article provides an overview of encephalitis and addresses its diagnosis, some of the common presenting signs and symptoms, and the different aspects of nursing...

Managing hypopituitarism in emergency departments

09 October 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Healthcare professionals manage patients with a vast range of conditions, but often specialise and acquire expertise in specific disease processes. Emergency and...

HIV-related encephalopathy

04 November 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses different models of care in the UK for the small number of patients with HIV-related encephalopathy. A combination of intensive community...

Progressive supranuclear palsy

21 August 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), or Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative condition with cognitive and motor...

Supporting people with Parkinson’s in later life

31 October 2014

Nursing Older People


Parkinson’s in old age can be a complex individual condition that affects physical and psychological function and wellbeing. As a result, the needs of different...

An overview of communication, movement and perception difficulties after stroke

30 May 2014

Nursing Older People


For many people who have had a stroke, weakness or paralysis on one side - hemiparesis or hemiplegia - is the most obvious symptom. However, brain damage, including...

Parkinson’s disease: symptoms, treatment options and nursing care

10 September 2018

Nursing Standard


Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (IPD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that causes various motor and non-motor symptoms and will often have life-changing...

Enhancing patients’ experiences of living with epilepsy

01 November 2021

Nursing Standard

patient experience

Epilepsy is a multifaceted neurological condition that has many causes. Living with epilepsy can have significant physical, psychological and social effects on an...

Epilepsy: understanding its emotional and psychological effects and its relationship with mental illness

13 February 2024

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can have significant emotional and psychological effects on people and may adversely affect their well-being and quality of...

Multiple sclerosis: managing a complex neurological disease

12 November 2014

Nursing Standard


This article describes the complex neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS) and its management. It outlines the pathophysiology and symptoms, the importance of...