Martha Morrell

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  • Caring for People with Epilepsy: Resources for the Healthcare Provider. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B Morrell, M. J. 2000; 1 (4): S21-S24

    Abstract:

    Epilepsy, a condition that affects all age groups, can have life-altering effects. The psychosocial effects of epilepsy are often as detrimental as the seizures themselves. Unfortunately, healthcare professionals often find themselves providing more care in less time and may be unable to thoroughly address these psychosocial needs. Therefore, national organizations and electronic media resources are prepared to provide information and support. For example, the Epilepsy Foundation has a broad range of educational materials available on the Internet and provides patient-to-patient support through on-line chat rooms and through a new initiative entitled the HOPE (Helping Other People with Epilepsy) Mentor Program, a program that trains individuals with epilepsy and their family members to provide education and support. Directing patients toward available reliable resources can help the time-constrained professional ensure that patients' needs for education and psychosocial support are met.

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