Epilepsy is a disorder of cerebral function in which the client experiences sudden attacks of altered consciousness, motor activity, or sensory phenomenon.

Epilepsy is a disorder of cerebral function in which the client experiences sudden attacks of altered consciousness, motor activity, or sensory phenomenon.Convulsive seizures are the most common type of attack.” (White, p.633)

EPILEPSY
Epilepsy
Paper details
Criteria for Med/Surg Research Paper
Cover Sheet:
Center the following in the middle of your first page:
Student Name
Disease process underlined
Instructor’s Name
Date
Table of Contents:
Double spaced with page numbers for each section of the paper
Definition of Disease Process:
You must tell what the disease process for your topic is, how is it diagnosed, the course
of the disease or its’ prognosis, and the treatment. This will be the “body” of your paper
and it should be more than one paragraph. You need to get your information from more
than one source and you must give the author credit. We know that you are learning
about your disease process and that this is not your own information, and that’s all right!
But you HAVE to give the author credit. Otherwise it’s called plagiarism.
Example:
“Epilepsy is a disorder of cerebral function in which the client experiences sudden
attacks of altered consciousness, motor activity, or sensory phenomenon.
Convulsive seizures are the most common type of attack.” (White, p.633)
If you restate the information in your own words you must still give the author credit. It
is not put in quotation marks but simply written in your own words.
Example:
There may be several causes of epilepsy which may include: infection, trauma,
hypoxia, alcohol toxicity, and CVA or electrolyte imbalance. (White, p. 633)
The paper should be double spaced with 1 inch margins. Use the standard font. Paper
should be white with black ink and the pages should be numbered at the bottom center..
Signs and Symptoms:
These should be written the same as the definition of the disease process to include credit
to any of the authors that you get the information from.
Nursing Diagnosis:

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