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Book Review: Multiple Sclerosis - A Guide for Families, 3rd Ed
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Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families, Third Edition
Rosalind C. Kalb, Ph.D

Book Details:
Published: 2005
ISBN: 1-932603-10-7
Format: Softcover
Pages: 256
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: 21.21

Editorial Review by Judy Greve, LPN:
Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families is a must have for all families and friends of a person diagnosed with MS. This book answers many questions the support system may have and offers this information in an easy to understand manner. The guide gives the family and friends information without them feeling like they are intruding or taxing the person newly diagnosed. I am giving this book to my family and I have had MS for 12 years. This guide provides information on every topic imaginable. From the disease itself, the impact on the family, planning a family as well as a future plan should the disease worsen.

This guide is a friend to all who care and love someone with MS.

Sample Chapter: When MS Joins the Family

About the Author:
Rosalind C. Kalb, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Professional Resource Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York City. Dr. Kalb has authored numerous publications on multiple sclerosis and is the editor of Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have – The Answers You Need, now in its third edition.

About the Reviewer:
Judy Greve joined ivpcare in 1999 and is the Clinical Education Specialist for the Central part of the United States. She graduated from Indiana Vocational Technical College in 1985. Judy has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and gained her infertility experience from Center for Human Reproduction, Chicago, IL, where she worked as a clinical nurse and nurse manager for 3 years. Judy has worked with ivpcare as a Clinical Education Specialist and Account Manager in the Midwest and New England. Judy was honored in 2001 with ivpcare’s President’s Award which is awarded to an employee that best reflects the company’s Mission, Purpose and Philosophy statement. As a Clinical Education Specialist, she has presented a variety of contact hour courses to numerous infertility centers in the Midwest and New England. Judy has worked collaboratively with centers assisting in new staff training, marketing efforts to the public as well as OB/GYN practices and provides clinical information pertinent to the fertility population to clinicians. Judy has presented roundtable discussions at numerous regional nursing society meetings. Judy is currently the clinical liaison working with ivpcare’s customer service staff to continue to improve and enhance the provision of service to both the patient and the clinician. Judy also works with our Multiple Sclerosis division at ivpcare. She is a member of the peer review board for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and has written an article for our website discussing ways to decrease fatigue in MS, a very common symptom.

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