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Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis

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Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis

SKU# 9780826118523

Third Edition

Author: June Halper MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, Nancy Holland EdD, RN


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This is an excellent resource for those caring for patients with MS. In addition to nurses, I could easily recommend this book to other physicians and, perhaps, even to patients." Score: 91, 4 stars


This book represents the most current information on the care of the MS patientÖ.This will be an unparalleled resource for all nurses caring for MS patients and families.

-Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

Among the many responsibilities of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) nurse, perhaps the most important is to help patients devise, learn, and implement self-care strategies to improve their wellness and quality of life. Taking a fresh perspective on the complex role of the MS nurse, this comprehensive clinical reference demonstrates how nurses can change the lives of patients with MS.

This newly revised edition is completely reorganized, refocused, and updated throughout to provide a stronger focus on instilling hope in patients and helping them regain their independence. The special feature of this new edition is the incorporation of the Morgante Conceptual Framework of Hope, a model of care that helps nurses integrate the concept of hope into clinical practice. The book also illustrates how to deliver nursing care that is both culturally sensitive and life span appropriate.

Key features:

  • Uses detailed case studies to highlight the various roles of the MS nurse: the care provider, facilitator, advocate, educator, counselor, and innovator
  • Incorporates the Morgante Conceptual Framework of Hope into every chapter
  • Provides practical guidance on disease and symptom management, alternative medicine, sexuality and family planning, and pediatric patients
  • Discusses how to maximize the effectiveness of pharmacotherapeutics

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 30, 2010
  • Page Count 296
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826118523
  • EISBN 9780826118530

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.

Table of Contents 



1. An Overview of Multiple Sclerosis
June Halper and Nancy J. Holland

2. Integrating the Concept of Hope Into Clinical Practice
Linda A. Morgante

3. Educating the Patient and Family
June Halper and Nancy J. Holland

4. Providing Advocacy for the Patient With Multiple Sclerosis
Dorothy E. Northrop


5. Providing Culturally Competent Care
June Halper

6. Managing and Minimizing Symptoms
Randall T. Schapiro and Diana M. Schneider

7. Managing Elimination Dysfunction
Marie A. Namey

8. Addressing Risk Factors Across the Disease Spectrum
Colleen Harris

9. Incorporating Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Symptom Management
Patricia M. Kennedy

10. Addressing Psychosocial Issues
Nicholas G. LaRocca and Rosalind C. Kalb

11. Acknowledging Sexuality and Implementing Family Planning
Rosalind C. Kalb

12. Working With the Pediatric Patient Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis
Jennifer R. Boyd and Maria C. Milazzo


13. Collaborating With the Rehabilitation Team
Patricia M. Kennedy

14. Maximizing the Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapeutics
Aliza Bitton Ben-Zacharia

PART IV: TARGETED RESOURCES Appendix A. Managing Resources
Nancy Clayton Reitman

Appendix B. Managing Multiple Sclerosis Relapses and Symptoms: Pharmacology Overview