Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis

Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888799057
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

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.

Nancy 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).

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Prefacexiii
Contributorsxv
1.An Overview of Multiple Sclerosis: Implications for Nursing Practice1
2.Theoretical Concepts, Current Research, and Clinical Trials in Multiple Sclerosis15
3.Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis31
4.Management of Elimination Dysfunction53
5.Prevention of Complications in the Severely Disabled77
6.Psychosocial Issues in Multiple Sclerosis93
7.Sexuality and Family Planning123
8.Women's Issues in Multiple Sclerosis141
9.Interfacing with Rehabilitation Services147
10.Pharmacotherapeutics in Multiple Sclerosis and Nursing Implications175
11.Complementary and Alternative Therapies183
12.Patient and Family Education191
13.Advocacy205
14.Integrating the Concept of Hope into Clinical Practice213
Appendix A.Resources223
Appendix B.Medications Commonly Used in Multiple Sclerosis243
Index329

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