This insightful book presents real-life stories by health care professionals from around the world who work with people with epilepsy. Physicians, nurses, social workers, EEG technologists, and other professionals share the emotions they experience in encounters with epilepsy patients and their families. They also reveal the challenges and rewards of helping patients cope with the disease. The book includes personal accounts of health care professionals who themselves have epilepsy and who understand first-hand the patient's concerns.
This book reveals the wide range of emotions experienced by those who work with epilepsy patients and their family--the frustration of the failing to control seizures, the inspiration of patients who perserve despite all odds, the sadness of losing a patient, the gratitude toward patients who bring meaning into the lives of the their care providers, and het elation of enabling patients to live up to their potential. This book also records, for the first time, the profound, uplifting, and often heartbeaking experiences of practitioners with seizures who come to understand first-hand the perspective of patients with epilepsy.