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|Book Review: The MS Workbook - Living Fully with Multiple Sclerosis|
The MS Workbook: Living Fully with Multiple Sclerosis
Kurt Johnson; Dawn Ehde; George Kraft; Robert Fraser
Published: February 2006
Publisher: The New Harbinger Publications
Editorial Review by Dorothea Cassidy Pfohl, RN, MSCN:
Chapters contain lists of pertinent questions and worksheets potentially tailoring an understanding of not just generalities, but the uniqueness of the individual at hand. Whether concerns are about physical changes, cognitive decline, employment, finances, mobility, tax questions or filing for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), issues are approached in a thorough and thoughtful fashion. The perspective offered on caring and caregiving (Chapter 12) provides the often unrecognized and overburdened loved one sanction for introspection, affirmation, and education. When combined with subsequent chapters on spirituality and sex the insights inspired can become invaluable communication catalysts.
The editors taped a vein of golden expertise that allows each chapter to stand on its own. Support group leaders could find within its pages, topics for seasons of meetings. When read in sequence, (The MS Workbook provides an informative and hopeful overview of living with the complex, challenging and unpredictable nature of MS and a proactive approach to striving to live it well.
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