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Multiple Sclerosis

SKU# 9781932603071

A Self-Care Guide to Wellness, Second Edition

Author: Nancy Holland RN, EdD, June Halper MSN, ANP, FAAN


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"Education about multiple sclerosis has traditionally been medically oriented and related to disease and dysfunction. In contrast, this brand-new second edition of the Guide continues to focus on staying well in the presence of MS, a disease that - while incurable - can be managed. The book covers a broad spectrum of topics related to MS and its effects, focusing especially on the needs of those who have been living with the disease for some time. Practical tips on self-care are designed to promote maximum independence, well-being, and productivity. The theme of the book - wellness - can be described by the acronym: Weighing options Eating well Living to your fullest Learning new skills Needing others Evaluating situations realistically Surviving stress and Staying responsible.

Contributors to the book are professionals who have a specialty or a special interest in MS. Their suggestions, advice, and strategies come from years of experience in the field. It is their hope that readers will come away with fresh ideas on how to cope with the ever-changing challenges of MS."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 01, 2005
  • Page Count 274
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603071
  • EISBN 9781934559291

Table of Contents 

"An Overview of Multiple Sclerosis. Managing the Disease Process and Its Symptoms
The Promise of Research
Disease Management
Pain Management
Maintaining Joint Flexibility and Mobility
Bladder and Bowel Management
Skin Care
Addressing Cognitive Problems
Adjusting to Sexual Changes
What Are Complementary and Alternative Treatments?
Health, Lifestyle, and Emotional Issues. General Health Issues
Exercise Options and Wellness Programs
Cardiopulmonary Issues
The Role of Nutrition in Multiple Sclerosis
Coping and Stress Management
In the Community
Work, Family, and Community Participation
Driving and Other Transportation Issues
Fitness and Recreation
Life Planning
Accessible and Safe Home Design
Managing Financial Resources
Health Insurance Options
Community Living Options
Obtaining Personal Assistance

Editorial Review(s) 

"...Excellent. It explains everything worth knowing about MS and its management. Its language is simple, its illustrations clear...I found the chapter describing proper usage, precautions and possible side effects of all available medications in MS the best list of its kind I have seen. "-- MS in Focus

"The text is easy to read and the book is well illustrated. It is written in a very positive manner and examines the best way to cope with each problem MS presents. There is also a useful examination of how the health and well being of the sufferer may alter and affect their immediate family and within society at large... This is a useful publication for anyone who wants to understand this complex disease."--Multiple Sclerosis Society

"In keeping with the 'knowledge is power' philosophy of the National MS Society...[Holland and Halper] present information to help patients cope with the physical, cognitive, emotional, and independent living challenges of this central nervous system disorder."--Book News