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Corporate Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies.

Title Epilepsy across the spectrum : promoting health and understanding / Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Mary Jane England [and others], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 537 pages) : color illustrations, color map
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Summary "Although epilepsy is one of the nation's most common neurological disorders, public understanding of it is limited. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders that affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans in a variety of ways, and is characterized by unpredictable seizures that differ in type, cause, and severity. Yet living with epilepsy is about much more than just seizures; the disorder is often defined in practical terms, such as challenges in school, uncertainties about social situations and employment, limitations on driving, and questions about independent living. The Institute of Medicine was asked to examine the public health dimensions of the epilepsies, focusing on public health surveillance and data collection; population and public health research; health policy, health care, and human services; and education for people with the disorder and their families, health care providers, and the public. In Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, the IOM makes recommendations ranging from the expansion of collaborative epilepsy surveillance efforts, to the coordination of public awareness efforts, to the engagement of people with epilepsy and their families in education, dissemination, and advocacy for improved care and services. Taking action across multiple dimensions will improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. The realistic, feasible, and action-oriented recommendations in this report can help enable short- and long-term improvements for people with epilepsy. For all epilepsy organizations and advocates, local, state, and federal agencies, researchers, health care professionals, people with epilepsy, as well as the public, Epilepsy Across the Spectrum is an essential resource"--Publisher's description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Surveillance, measurement, and data collection -- Epidemiology and prevention -- Health care : quality, access, and value -- Health professional education -- Quality of life and community resources -- Educating people with epilepsy and their families -- Public education and awareness -- Next steps and recommendations.
Note Online resource; title from resource home page (National Academies Press, viewed July 5, 2012).
Subject Epilepsy -- Popular works.
Epilepsy -- Prevention -- Popular works.
Public health -- Popular works.
Epilepsy -- United States.
Health education -- United States.
Health Education -- methods.
Health Policy.
Quality of Health Care.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Epilepsy. (OCoLC)fst00914183
Epilepsy -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst00914197
Health education. (OCoLC)fst00952878
Public health. (OCoLC)fst01082238
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Internet Resources.
Popular Works.
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Added Author England, Mary Jane, 1938-
Other Form: Print version: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies. Epilepsy across the spectrum. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012 9780309255066 (DLC) 2012016603 (OCoLC)784035088
ISBN 9780309255073 (electronic bk.)
0309255074 (electronic bk.)
9780309259538 (Trade Paper)
0309259533 (Trade Paper)
9780309255066 (hardcover)
0309255066 (hardcover)
Standard No. AU@ 000051556681
DEBBG BV042792878
DEBBG BV044109431
DEBSZ 421364610
DEBSZ 452579732
NZ1 15024646

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