Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Third Edition / Edition 3

Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Third Edition / Edition 3

by June Halper, Nancy Holland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826118526

ISBN-13: 9780826118523

Pub. Date: 08/30/2010

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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

--Doody's

This book represents the most current information on the care of the MS patientÖ.This will be an unparalleled

Overview

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

--Doody's

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

ISBN-13:
9780826118523
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii

Part I Introduction to Multiple Sclerosis

1 An Overview of Multiple Sclerosis June Halper Nancy Joyce Holland 1

2 Integrating the Concept of Hope Into Clinical Practice Linda A. Morgante† 17

3 Educating the Patient and Family June Halper Nancy Joyce Holland 29

4 Providing Advocacy for the Patient With Multiple Sclerosis Dorothy E. Northrop 43

Part II Managing The Disease and Its Symptoms and Promoting Healthy Coping

5 Providing Culturally Competent Care June Halper 53

6 Managing and Minimizing Symptoms Randall T. Schapiro Diana M. Schneider 61

7 Managing Elimination Dysfunction Marie A. Namey 87

8 Addressing Risk Factors Across the Disease Spectrum Colleen Harris 109

9 Incorporating Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Symptom Management Patricia M. Kennedy 123

10 Addressing Psychosocial Issues Nicholas G. LaRocca Rosalind C. Kalb 131

11 Acknowledging Sexuality and Implementing Family Planning Rosalind C. Kalb 169

12 Working With the Pediatric Patient Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis Jennifer R. Boyd Maria C. Milazzo 193

Part III Improving Outcomes

13 Collaborating With the Rehabilitation Team Patricia M. Kennedy 215

14 Maximizing the Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapeutics Aliza Bitton Ben-Zacharia 237

Part IV Targeted Resources

Appendix A Managing Resources Nancy Clayton Reitman 255

Appendix B Managing Multiple Sclerosis Relapses and Symptoms: Pharmacology Overview 267

Index 271

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