Acute neurological conditions

Amali Gilbert, Leeanne Ford, Julia Gilbert, Ronak Reshamwala, Michael Todorovic

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Neurological conditions are diseases or conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous system, caused by illness or injury and resulting in physical and/or psychological symptoms. Neurological conditions are a primary contributor to disability, are often incurable and worsen over time. For these reasons, neurological conditions are considered a significant global and economic public health burden (Gaskin et al., 2017). Acute neurological disorders are not specific to a certain demographic, and can impact people of all ages, irrespective of gender or ethnicity. The patient presenting with an acute neurological condition represents a unique nursing challenge, with the condition often impacting the person’s quality of life. This impact can be significantly greater if disability is acquired at a young age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcute Care Nursing
EditorsJulia Gilbert
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781108329477
ISBN (Print)9781108413039
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


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