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What Nurses Know...Multiple Sclerosis [NOOK Book]

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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 it's symptoms from a trusted source: nurses. Written by a nurse who has practiced with MS patients for 25 years and was ...

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Overview

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 it's 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.

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Foreword ; Preface ; 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; Glossary; Resources; Index

;"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935281849
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 563,390
  • File size: 292 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Saunders, BA, BSN, MSCN has been an MS nurse for the past 25 years, 23 of them spent working at Neurology Center of Fairfax, VA. She has been a member of the Consortium of MS Centers since 1990, a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since 1993, and a member of of the International Organization of MS Nurses since it's beginning in 1997. She is a co-founder of the Greater Washington, DC area consortium of MS Nurses, has served on the Professional Advisory Committee and the Chapter Services Committee of the National Capital Area Chapter of the National MS Society and won the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008.
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