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Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care


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Multiple Sclerosis: The Disease; The Nature of Multiple Sclerosis; New Hope for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis; Optimal Primary Care Management for People with Multiple Sclerosis; Advanced Practice in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing; The Evolution of Disease Management; Treatment of Acute Exacerbations; Emerging Intravenous Therapies; Promoting Adherence to Complex Protocols; The Role of Research in Nursing Practice; Research Coordinator: Another Dimension of MS Nursing; Case Management; Advanced Symptom Management; Recognizing and Treating Cognitive Impairment; Strategies and Challenges in Managing Spasticity; Pulmonary Complications; Pain; Depression: Assessment and Treatment Models; Skin Care with Frequent Injections; Complementary Treatments: What Nurses Need to Know; Dealing with Uncertainty: Sustaining Hope.

About the Author

June Halper is a certified adult nurse practitioner who has specialized in multiple sclerosis since 1978. She is the executive director of the Gimbel Multiple Sclerosis Center, past president and now executive director of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the founding director of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN), and a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing


""...comprehensive information on the care and management of patients with multiple sclerosis... a valuable tool for all health professionalscaring for people with MS. The contributors are all experts in the field... This revised second edition provides state-of-the-art information to healthcareproviders. By focusing on empowerment, this book presents a comprehensive modelfor the management of a chronic disease and creatively uses new concepts innursing care and research to improve the quality of life for patients andfamilies living with MS.""--Doody's Reviews

""As an individual who has secondary progressive MS (20 years), I found this book to be one of the most comprehensive sources of information for healthcare professionals, not just nurses. It not only serves as a guide for the care of the individual with MS, but its organization and layout could serve as a pattern for other books on chronic conditions."" -- Sheila T. Fitzgerald, BSN, MSN, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

""...a valuable resource for nurses working in a variety of health care settings all over the world. Once again, June Halper has masterminded a valuable addition to the growing collection of MS nursing literature."" -- International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN)

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