Chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis

Dianne Burns, Colette Bennett, Amanda McGough

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-56; quiz 58
    JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
    Issue number25
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2012


    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic/diagnosis
    • Humans
    • Nurse's Role
    • Patient Advocacy
    • Relaxation


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