Volume 28, Issue 1 ,2006

Eyes wide open: The awake craniotomy for tumour resection: A review
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By Sharon Hoosein, RN, MN/ACNP, CNN(C)


Abstract

The awake craniotomy procedure has become the gold standard for tumour resection in eligible patients. In this paper, the awake craniotomy procedure is reviewed, including the advantages of the procedure over the standard craniotomy procedure. The role of the neuroscience nurse in awake craniotomies is highlighted.



Mary Glover Lecture 2006: The contributions of neuroscience nursing to the field of quality of life
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By Carole L. White, RN, PhD, CNN(c)


Abstract

The scholarly literature related to quality of life (QoL) is reviewed. Specific contributions by neurosciences nursing related to quality of life for patients and family caregivers is presented in the areas of stroke, neuro-oncology, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. QoL information is important, as it is used in decisions concerning treatment and interventions for patients and their family members who are living with neurological conditions and their consequences.