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What Nurses Know Lorraine Steefel

What Nurses Know

Lorraine Steefel

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781617050282
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186 pages
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is sometimes dismissed as an all in your head illness. There are no tests or other physical signs to diagnose CFS/ME. A diagnosis is given when a health care practitioner has ruled out other causes for the cluster ofMoreChronic Fatigue Syndrome is sometimes dismissed as an all in your head illness. There are no tests or other physical signs to diagnose CFS/ME. A diagnosis is given when a health care practitioner has ruled out other causes for the cluster of symptoms. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention considers CFS/ME to be a real and debilitating illness. Still individuals with this disease remain frustrated by the lack of belief and support from health care providers, families, and friends. They continually doubt themselves and ask Whats wrong with me?, Am I crazy?, Am I imagining these problems?. Bringing validation to the on million sufferers of CFS/ME What Nurses Know Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sheds new light on this condition and its symptoms from a trusted source: nurses. Simply organized and clearly written What Nurses Know Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides individuals, their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare practitioners the answers they need and want. Special Features Include: Numerous call-out boxes with What Nurses Know- Definitions of common terms- Resources, online tools, and specific websites to help those living with chronic fatigue syndrome. About the Series. Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. The What Nurses Know series gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care and explains clearly what a reader needs to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives. The What Nurses Know series is organized simply, with call out boxes for What Nurses Know ... special tips, fun facts and things that only a nurse would know. Personal stories are interspersed throughout, so the reader can easily relate to the books.-Foreword-Introduction-1 What is CFS-2 Getting a Diagnosis-3 CFS Symptoms-4 Your Health Care Team-5 Save Energy, Keep up With Living, Prevent Postexertional Malaise-6 Feelings, Mood Swings, and Depression-7 Medical Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-8 Alternative Approaches-9 The Importance of Advocacy-10 Looking Ahead: Living With Chronic Illness-Glossary-Resources-Bibliography-Index