Focusing on Efficient Models of Care for People Living with Epilepsy - Honor Coleman

Focusing on Efficient Models of Care for People Living with Epilepsy - Honor Coleman
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Epilepsy is associated with a high disease burden and a number of comorbidities that can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Currently there is much room for improvement in the treatment and support of people with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation conducts research into the needs of people with epilepsy and uses this, as well as other current research, to develop interventions for providing education to workplaces, such as the primary health sector.

Research has identified a significant impact of epilepsy on health and wellbeing, social and economic participation, as well as experienced discrimination and stigma. A contributing factor may be misunderstanding of epilepsy and how to manage it.

Epilepsy Foundation proposes a model of care that involves a key role for primary health nurses. In particular, it aims to educate Primary Health Networks on the development and use of Epilepsy Management Plans could significantly improve treatment quality.

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