[The psychosocial challenges of epilepsy and the role of the clinical nurse specialist]

Soins Pediatr Pueric. Mar-Apr 2015;(283):31-6. doi: 10.1016/j.spp.2015.01.007.
[Article in French]


Epilepsy in children is a complex disease with significant psychosocial consequences for the child and their family. The intervention of a multidisciplinary team enables the care to be adapted and provides support for the families. At Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal, Canada, the nurse clinician specialised in epilepsy plays a key role in this team.

Keywords: Canada; Child; Clinical nurse specialist; Enfant; Epilepsy; Infirmière clinicienne; Therapeutic education; Éducation thérapeutique; Épilepsie.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Epilepsy / nursing*
  • Epilepsy / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Nurse Clinicians
  • Nurse's Role*
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Social Support*