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Comprehensive   Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition
  Edited by: June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN
  Nancy J. Holland, R.N., Ed.D.
  360 pages
  Soft Cover
  Regular   Price: $39.95      Demos   Medical Publishing

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Comprehensive   Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition
  June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN and Nancy J. Holland, RN, PhD, Editors

Multiple   sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, frequently debilitating neurologic disease   that is most often diagnosed at a relatively young age. The disease lasts a   lifetime, and involves a wide range of issues, some disease-related and others   the result of living and aging with a chronic and sometimes disabling condition.  

This superb volume is the   only definitive text on the comprehensive nursing care of people with MS. As   the most direct link to patients and their families, nurses are in the unique   position of providing a conduit for physicians and other health care professionals   to work with patients, their families, and the community. Nursing care in MS   is a collaboration between the patient/family and the nurse, a partnership whose   goal is self-awareness and self-responsibility; whose activities involve a great   deal of self-care. This book is not simply a nursing text - the lessons that   it imparts will be useful in many fields of chronic disease management.

The book opens with an overview   of multiple sclerosis and its implications for nursing practice; a discussion   of theoretical concepts, research, and clinical trials; and an overview of symptom   management. This is followed by chapters dealing with specific areas relating   to nursing management of the person with MS, including the management of elimination   dysfunction, the prevention of complications in severely disabled individuals,   psychosocial issues, sexuality and family planning, issues of special relevance   to female patients, and interactions with rehabilitation services. Of particular   interest are chapters dealing with the nursing implications of disease modifying   agents, the role of complementary therapies, patient and family education, client   advocacy, and hope as a unifying concept in managing this unpredictable disease.   Appendices that include an extensive list of resources and medication sheets   for all of the most commonly used agents in the management of multiple sclerosis   will be referred to constantly.

Written by clinicians who   have a unique expertise in the management of multiple sclerosis, this text addresses   the physical, emotional, social, and environmental problems resulting from the   disease. This book, along with its companion publication, Advanced Concepts   in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, provide nurses throughout the world with   a complete resource on MS nursing.

Contents:   An Overview of Multiple Sclerosis: Implications for Nursing Practice: June Halper,   MSN, ANP, FAAN and Nancy J. Holland, R.N., Ed.D.; Theoretical Concepts, Current   Research, and Clinical Trials in Multiple Sclerosis: Stephen C. Reingold, PhD;   Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Randall T. Schapiro, MD and Diana   M. Schneider, PhD; Management of Elimination Dysfunction: Marie A. Namey, RN,   MSN; Prevention of Complications in the Severely Disabled: Colleen Harris, RN,   MN; Psychosocial Issues in Multiple Sclerosis: Nicholas G. LaRocca, PhD and   Rosalind C. Kalb, PhD; Sexuality and Family Planning : Rosalind C. Kalb, PhD   and Nicholas G. LaRocca, PhD; Women's Issues in Multiple Sclerosis: June Halper,   MSN, ANP, FAAN; Interfacing with Rehabilitation Services: Patricia M. Kennedy,   RN, CNP; Disease Modifying Agents and Nursing Implications: June Halper, MSN,   ANP, FAAN; Complementary and Alternative Therapies: June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN;   Patient and Family Education: Nancy J. Holland, EdD, RN; Advocacy: Dorothy Northrop,   MSW, ACSW; Integrating the Concept of Hope into Clinical Practice: Linda A.   Morgante, MSN, RN, CRRN; Appendix A. Resources; Appendix B. Medications Commonly   Used in Multiple Sclerosis.

Publication   Date July 2002, 360 pages, $39.95, ISBN: 1-888799-64-1

About The   Authors

June Halper,   MSN, ANP, FAAN

June   Halper is a certified adult nurse practitioner who has specialized in multiple   sclerosis since 1978. She was a founder of the Gimbel MS Center in Teaneck,   NJ and has been the Executive Director since 1989. In 1993, the Gimbel MS Center   was named the administrative seat of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers,   the largest organization of MS healthcare professionals in the world. Ms. Halper   was president of the CMSC from 1995-97 and has been the Executive Director since   1997.

Ms. Halper has   published and lectured extensively on multiple sclerosis and its ramifications   and is the editor of Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis and Advanced   Concepts in Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, and co-editor of Staying Well   with Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Care Guide. Ms. Halper chaired the first Multiple   Sclerosis Nurse Specialist Consensus Committee's development of a monograph   on the nurse's role in adherence to complex protocols; the impact of cognitive   impairment in MS nursing care; and the nurse's role in patient's   and family's quality of life. She chaired the second such committee which   published Multiple Sclerosis: Best Practices in Nursing Care, Disease Management,   Pharmacologic Treatment, Nursing Research. She is a member of the AmericanAcademy  of Nurse Practitioners, the founding director of IOMSN, the International Organization   of MS Nurses, and the recipient of the IOMSN's first June Halper Award   for Excellence in Nursing in Multiple Sclerosis. She was inducted as a Fellow   into the American Academy of Nursing in November 1999.

Nancy J.   Holland, Ed.D.

Dr.   Holland is Vice President of Professional Resource Center and Clinical Programs   at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York. She directs the Society's   activities to improve access to health care, and the quality of that care, for   people with MS. Dr.Holland earned a doctorate in higher and adult education   from Teachers College, ColumbiaUniversity, and holds undergraduate and graduate   degrees in nursing. She received a Career Development Award from the National   Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and is author/editor of   more than 60 MS-related articles and books including Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide   for Patients and Their Families, Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed,   Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Care   Guide to Wellness and Multiple Sclerosis in Clinical Practice. She is a founding   member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of MS Nurses.   She is the Chair of the Research Committee of the IOMSN.

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