Nursing Care Plan for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that causes seizures periodically. The disease is caused by the normal activity of brain cells. Symptoms of seizures that appears may vary. Some people with epilepsy when seizures have an empty view.

Because epilepsy is not normally caused by the activity of brain cells, seizures can have an impact on brain coordination process. Convulsions can result in:

  • Temporary confusion
  • Uncontrolled jerking movements of the hands and feet
  • Lost consciousness in total
Differences symptoms occur depending on the type of seizures. In many cases, people with epilepsy will tend to have this type of seizure is the same every time, so it will be the same symptoms that occur from incident to incident.

High fever at the time of the children in a long time sometimes associated with seizures for a long time and epilepsy in the future. Especially for those with a family history records with epilepsy.

Nursing Diagnosis for Epilepsy : Low Self-Esteem related to stigma in terms of conditions, perceptions of uncontrolled
characterized by:
  • disclosures about changes in lifestyle,
  • fear of rejection; negative feelings about the body.
Goal: Identify feelings and methods for coping with negative self-perceptions.

  1. Discuss feelings about the patient's diagnostic, self-perception of the treatment used.
  2. Suggest to reveal / express his feelings.
  3. Identify / anticipate possible reactions of people on the state of the disease. Encourage clients to not conceal the problem.
  4. Together with the patient looking for the success that has been obtained or will be achieved next and the power it has.
  5. Determine the attitude / skills of people nearby. Help realize these feelings are normal, whereas guilt and self-blame is useless.
  6. Emphasize the importance of those closest to remain in a state of calm during a seizure.

Rational :

  1. Reactions have varied between individuals and the knowledge / experience with the initial state of the disease will affect reception.
  2. Complaints feel scared, angry and very concerned about the implications in the future could affect the patient to receive its state.
  3. Provide an opportunity to respond to the problem-solving process and provide measures to control the situation.
  4. Focusing on the positive aspects that can help to eliminate the feelings of failure or awareness of self and shaping the patient began receiving handler against the disease.
  5. Negative outlook of the people closest to affect the feelings of capability / client self-esteem and reduce the support received from the closest people who have a risk limit optimal handling.
  6. Anxiety of caregiver is spreading and when it came to patients can improve the negative perception of the state of the environment / self - own.

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