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|Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Ed|
Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd
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Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd
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
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.