Supporting people with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis

Nurs Stand. 2005 Feb 2-8;19(21):38-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.02.19.21.38.c3796.

Abstract

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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Empathy
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / complications
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / nursing*
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Muscle Weakness / etiology
  • Muscle Weakness / nursing
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain / nursing
  • Patient-Centered Care / methods*
  • Sensation Disorders / etiology
  • Sensation Disorders / nursing
  • Sleep Paralysis / etiology
  • Sleep Paralysis / nursing