It is both an exciting and a challenging time to provide health and social care and support to people with ME & CFS.
Scientific research is revealing more about the dysfunction in patients’ bodies, but has still to join up all the dotted lines to provide definitive diagnostic tests and treatment recommendations. Theories abound!
Patients have struggled to find a diagnosis and care and support that meets their individual needs. ‘Treatments’ do not help all patients. Professionals now have more authoritative guidelines to help them and have the opportunity to use their expertise to listen to the experiences of their patients, assess the available knowledge and develop, with the patient, a suitable approach to care that will support the individual’s recovery process.