Full Title: Chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis.
Author: Burns D.
Publication: Nursing Standard
Publication Date: 22nd - 28th February 2012
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a debilitating illness that affects many systems of the body, particularly the nervous and immune systems. The condition affects all age, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. This article focuses on the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to recognise, assess, manage and support patients with CFS/ME. The principles of management and rehabilitation can be applied by nurses and other healthcare professionals irrespective of the clinical setting and context.
View the abstract in PubMed.