Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis, Fourth Edition: A Core Curriculum

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Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis, Fourth Edition: A Core Curriculum

SKU# 9780826131478

Author: June Halper MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, Colleen Harris MN, MSCN, NP

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This completely revised fourth edition of a comprehensive core text for advanced health care practitioners is distinguished by its focus on the increasing role of the APRN in primary care of the multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, the importance of involving the interdisciplinary team in different aspects of care, and the imperative of early and aggressive symptom interventions. Written by expert clinicians in easy-to-read outline format, the text includes the most current diagnostic tools and strategies for managing the disease process in both physical and psychosocial areas, with an emphasis on helping MS patients cope with the disease through the teaching and implementing of self-care strategies.

New content throughout includes a chapter on pain management, updated findings on primary care issues, neurologic complications, and the interrelated importance of interdisciplinary coordination, the role of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to deliver culturally competent care. New diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies provide an extensive arsenal of improved treatment options, and updated guidelines for managing symptoms address impaired mobility and bladder/bowel dysfunction. Updated pedagogical features include new chapter objectives, enhanced case examples, end-of-chapter review questions, and revised certification review questions. The text also serves as a practical review for nurses planning to take the MS nursing certification exam to become a multiple sclerosis certified nurse (MSCN).

NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION:

  • Provides thoroughly updated content throughout
  • Focuses on the role of the APRN in primary care
  • Stresses the importance of early and aggressive symptom interventions
  • Includes a new chapter on pain management
  • Offers chapter objectives and review questions
  • Provides enhanced case examples
  • Serves as a reliable study review for the MSCN exam, with revised certification review questions
  • Covers primary care issues and neurologic complications
  • Stresses interdisciplinary involvement
  • Illuminates new diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies, such as treatment of acute attacks, immune-modulating and symptomatic therapies, and nonpharmacologic interventions
  • Presents updated guidelines for managing symptoms
  • Emphasizes the role of nursing in helping patients achieve independence and improved life quality
  • Includes new content on ethics, professionalism, and culturally competent care

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 09, 2016
  • Page Count 212
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131478

About The Author(s) 

June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN,

is Founder and current CEO of the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC), Executive Director of International Organization of MS Nurses (1997-present), and serves as Executive Director, MS International Credentialing Board (2002–present). Ms. Halper was also Founder and, until 5/2008, Executive Director of Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center Holy Names Hospital in Teaneck, NJ, and was Founder and Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Network of NJ (1998 – 2002). She has extensive experience in MS nursing beginning in 1980. Ms Halper has delivered more than500 presentations nationally and internationally, has participated in over 30 research projects (some ongoing in MS), has published more than 75 articles and books including three books on MS Nursing for Demos Publishing Co. Among other honors bestowed upon her, Ms. Halper has received the Distinguished Alumni Award (Seton Hall University) and has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.

Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN,

is the Nurse Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner of the University of Calgary MS Clinic, where she has been involved in multi-disciplinary care for much of her nursing career. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor, faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. Ms. Harris sat on the Alberta MS Special Therapies Review Panel for 13 years and gave input on the approval and funding of new MS Therapies. Her interests specific to MS include intrathecal baclofen therapy, pain management, health outcomes research, and nursing education. Ms. Harris, along with several of her MS nursing colleagues from North America, Europe and Australia, was involved in the creation of the International Organization of MS nurses (IOMSN) and is a past President of this organization. She has been active in committee and project work with the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) for 17 years and is a past President of this organization. Her publications include 17 abstracts (including publication in the

International Journal of MS Care

); 17 manuscripts and monographs, and five books.

Table of Contents 

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I: BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR NURSING PRACTICE IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

1 The History of Multiple Sclerosis Care

2 Domains of Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Practice

3 Change Theory and Its Application in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing

4 Multiple Sclerosis Nurses' Code of Professional Conduct

PART II: THE DIAGNOSIS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

5 Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis

6 The Complete Neurologic Examination

7 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

8 The Diagnosis and Prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis

PART III: MANAGEMENT OF THE DISEASE PROCESS

9 The Immune System and Its Role in Multiple Sclerosis

10 Multiple Sclerosis: Managing the Disease

PART IV: FUNCTIONAL ALTERATIONS: PHYSICAL DOMAINS

11 The Symptom Chain in Multiple Sclerosis

12 The Patient and the Multiple Sclerosis Care Team

13 Bladder Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

14 Bowel Elimination and Continence

15 The Nurse's Role in Advanced Multiple Sclerosis

16 Pain and Multiple Sclerosis

PART V: FUNCTIONAL ALTERATIONS: PERSONAL DOMAIN

17 Psychosocial Implications of Multiple Sclerosis

18 Financial and Vocational Concerns

PART VI: SHAPING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS NURSING PRACTICE

19 Special Needs in Multiple Sclerosis

20 The Nurse's Role in Multiple Sclerosis Research

21 Complementary and Alternative Therapies

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Overview: Case Studies

Appendix B: Personal Review Questions

Appendix C: Supplemental Readings and Resources in Multiple Sclerosis

Appendix D: Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers' Recommendations for Care of Those Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

Appendix E: Clinical Course of Multiple Sclerosis

Appendix F: Multiple Sclerosis Diagnostic Criteria: An Evolution

Index