Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Care Guide to Wellness, Second Edition

Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Care Guide to Wellness, Second Edition

by Nancy Holland, June Halper
     
 

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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

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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."

Editorial Reviews

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"...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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932603071
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy J. Holland is Vice President of the Professional Resource Center and Clinical Programs Department at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and a doctorate in higher and adult education. Dr. Holland is author/editor of more than 60 MS-related articles, books and chapters. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN).

June Halper is a certified adult nurse practitioner who has specialized in multiple sclerosis since 1978. She is the executive director of the Gimbel Multiple Sclerosis Center, past president and now executive director of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the founding director of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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