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

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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 patient .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
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is the third edition of a guide for comprehensive nursing management of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. It is designed as a support reference for nurses who have become educators, researchers, and patient advocates and comes eight years after the previous edition.
Purpose: It is a comprehensive nursing guide to help healthcare professionals care for patients with MS. The objectives are appropriate and the book clearly meets its objectives.
Audience: The book is intended for nursing professionals, but as a neurologist, I found the material quite helpful. Practical nuggets of advice appear throughout.
Features: This practical guide looks at both the pathophysiological and the psychosocial aspects of MS. The first of the book's two parts focuses on providing a comprehensive overview of the disease, while part II delves into disease and symptom management. It excels in providing information on often neglected topics such as elimination and bladder care, CAM treatments, sexuality and family planning, and pediatric MS.
Assessment: 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.
Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Joseph I. Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Hospital)
Description: This is the third edition of a guide for comprehensive nursing management of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. It is designed as a support reference for nurses who have become educators, researchers, and patient advocates and comes eight years after the previous edition.
Purpose: It is a comprehensive nursing guide to help healthcare professionals care for patients with MS. The objectives are appropriate and the book clearly meets its objectives.
Audience: The book is intended for nursing professionals, but as a neurologist, I found the material quite helpful. Practical nuggets of advice appear throughout.
Features: This practical guide looks at both the pathophysiological and the psychosocial aspects of MS. The first of the book's two parts focuses on providing a comprehensive overview of the disease, while part II delves into disease and symptom management. It excels in providing information on often neglected topics such as elimination and bladder care, CAM treatments, sexuality and family planning, and pediatric MS.
Assessment: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826118523
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2010
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 937,386
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

June Halper, MSN, RN, FAAN, is Founder and Board Member of the Foundation of the Consortium of MS Centers and Executive Director of International Organization of MS Nursing MS International Credentialing Board. She also was Founder and past Executive Director of Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center Holy Names Hospital, and was Founder and Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Network of NJ. She has delivered over 100 presentations nationally and internationally, has participated in more than 30 research projects, has published over 35 articles and books, including three books on MS Nursing. Additionally, she is a member of 16 professional organizations, has received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Seton Hall University, and has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.

Nancy Joyce Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, in 2009 retired from her role as vice president of Clinical Programs at the National MS Society in New York, where she served in various capacities since 1988, including as national director and later vice president of Chapter and Community Services and vice president of Client and
Community Services. Previous to these positions, Dr. Holland was coordinator of
Clinical Services and director of training at the Medical Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for MS at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY,
and worked in Thoracic, Orthopedic, and Acute Medicine at Hospital of Albert
Einstein College of Medicine (1968-1974) and later as nurse specialist in Neurology-
Neurosurgery and coordinator of Clinical Services, MS Treatment Center,
St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY (1974-1979). Dr. Holland earned her MA (1987)
and EdD (1992) in Higher and Adult Education from Teachers College, Columbia
University, earned her MA (1977) in Delivery of Nursing Services from New York
University (NYU), and is certifi ed as an MS nurse (MSCN) and as MS specialists in information and resources (MSIR). Dr. Holland is well-published, having published more than 60 journal articles on various aspects of MS along with 8 books (including the previous editions of this proposed revision), Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies
(2007/Wiley), and several books for patients and caregivers.

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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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