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Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care

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Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care

SKU# 9781933864150

Author: June Halper MSN, ANP, FAAN


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The nurse plays a vital role as an educator, care provider, and advocate for patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The companion book to an earlier work, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition examines complex issues in MS management and reflects a new philosophy of MS care: one of empowerment. The focus is on the numerous settings in which MS nurses practice, as well as their many roles and responsibilities in managing this highly variable disease. It will provide the reader with an updated view of MS along with a greater understanding of its lifelong impact.

Special features of the second edition include:

    A new chapter on sustaining hope in MS patients
    A new chapter on treatment of acute exacerbations
    A new chapter on emerging intravenous therapies
    Expanded sections on pain, depression, and skin care with frequent injections

The book is divided into sections dealing with the disease itself, advanced practice requirements for nurses, and advanced symptom management.

Contributors to Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition are nurse clinicians and researchers who work in geographically diverse practice settings throughout North America and Europe. The book will provide nurses with tools and strategies to improve the lives affected by multiple sclerosis and to reinforce the role of the nurse in managing it.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 16, 2007
  • Page Count 286
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781933864150
  • EISBN 9781935281061

Table of Contents 

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.

Editorial Review(s) 

"...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)