What Nurses Know...Multiple Sclerosis

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What Nurses Know...Multiple Sclerosis

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Author: Carol Saunders BA, BSN, MSCN


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An initial response to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is typically an active search for information about the disease itself and its potential long-term effects. Over 450,000 people in the US have received a diagnosis of MS and are living with this chronic debili- tating condition.

What Nurses Know...Multiple Sclerosis sheds new light on this illness and itÃs symptoms from a trusted source: nurses. Written by a nurse who has practiced with MS patients for 25 years and was named the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer of the Year in 2008, the author presents up-to-date information on every- thing a person with MS would want to know.

Special Features Include
  • Numerous call-out boxes with "What Nurses Know...
  • Resources
  • Definitions of Common Terms
  • And much more!

About the Series

Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family.

Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 19, 2011
  • Page Count 160
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603897
  • EISBN 9781935281849

Table of Contents 

1 Multiple Sclerosis: What Is It?
2 How Is Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosed?
3 Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
4 Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and How We Treat Them
5 Treating an Exacerbation or Relapse
6 Multiple Sclerosis and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
7 Multiple Sclerosis and Your Family, Your Friends, and Your Workplace
8 Taking Charge With a Chronic Disease

Editorial Review(s) 

"When I agreed to review this book as someone who has lived with multiple sclerosis for nearly 20 years, I thought it would be easy. It wasn't really. A medical professional has a different view on the subject. But as I kept working through What Nurses Know, taking note of the helpful tips highlighted throughout the book and digging in to read each chapter chapter thoroughly, I learned more about MS than I ever thought I could. Now I wish I had read it years ago"-William Clarke, MS Volunteer, Momentum, Summer 2012

"With plenty on subjects of alternative medicine and proven treatments, What Nurses Know... Multiple Sclerosis is an excellent read and resource, enthusiastically recommended." -James A. cox, Editor in chief Midwest Books Review

"This is an excellent resource for the newly diagnosed MS patient. Saunders' writing style is warm and her explanations are thorough. Her style makes this book a quick and useful read for patients and their families."-CAPHIS Consumer Connections

"...this resource is clearly written from the perspective of a direct interaction between nurse and patients and their families. It is easy to read, has a table of contents that allows the reader to pick and choose subjects as well as an index. This book has a clear niche as a tool for our patients to learn about multiple sclerosis in a clear, friendly, non-threatening and hopeful way."-Patricia Kennedy, MSCares.org

"The nurse is an invaluable member of the MS treatment team, providing education, support, and guidance to people with MS and their families. This informative resource, written by one of the most experienced and respected nurses in the field, is a must-read for anyone dealing with a diagnosis of MS. Carol Saunders has filled the book with essential information and useful tips – all in a calm, reassuring style that makes even the most stressful topics easy to read and understand. Those of us who know her well can feel her familiar wisdom and warmth in every page"—Rosalind Kalb, Rosalind, Vice President, Professional Resource Center, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

“What Nurses Know…Multiple Sclerosis is a very unusual book, one that provides all those affected by multiple sclerosis with a unique perspective, information from a vital member of the MS team, the MS nurse…Each chapter is written on a personal level, just as if Carol were talking to her patients and their families…The information she provides is accurate and up-to-date and written in a very user friendly manner. It is also the type of book that one can read through, bookmark, and revisit again to relearn and remind oneself about managing their multiple sclerosis.”—June Halper, MSN, APN-C, FAAN, MSCN