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Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition
Editor: June Halper, MSCN, ANP, FAAN

Book Details:
Published: 2007
ISBN: 193386415X / 9781933864150
Format: Softcover
Pages: 296
Regular Price: $44.95
Web Price: $40.45
Where to buy: Demos Medical Publishing

The nurse plays a vital role as an educator, care provider, and advocate for patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The companion book to an earlier work, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition examines complex issues in MS management and reflects a new philosophy of MS care: one of empowerment. The focus is on the numerous settings in which MS nurses practice, as well as their many roles and responsibilities in managing this highly variable disease. It will provide the reader with an updated view of MS along with a greater understanding of its lifelong impact. Special features of the second edition include:

  • A new chapter on sustaining hope in MS patients
  • A new chapter on treatment of acute exacerbations
  • A new chapter on emerging intravenous therapies
  • Expanded sections on pain, depression, and skin care with frequent injections

The book is divided into sections dealing with the disease itself, advanced practice requirements for nurses, and advanced symptom management.

Contributors to Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition are nurse clinicians and researchers who work in geographically diverse practice settings throughout North America and Europe. The book will provide nurses with tools and strategies to improve the lives affected by multiple sclerosis and to reinforce the role of the nurse in managing it.

Multiple Sclerosis: The Disease; The Nature of Multiple Sclerosis; New Hope for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis; Optimal Primary Care Management for People with Multiple Sclerosis; Advanced Practice in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing; The Evolution of Disease Management; Treatment of Acute Exacerbations; Emerging Intravenous Therapies; Promoting Adherence to Complex Protocols; The Role of Research in Nursing Practice; Research Coordinator: Another Dimension of MS Nursing; Case Management; Advanced Symptom Management; Recognizing and Treating Cognitive Impairment; Strategies and Challenges in Managing Spasticity; Pulmonary Complications; Pain; Depression: Assessment and Treatment Models; Skin Care with Frequent Injections; Complementary Treatments: What Nurses Need to Know; Dealing with Uncertainty: Sustaining Hope.

About the Editor:
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 into the American Academy of Nursing. Her numerous publications include Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition, Advanced Concepts in Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition, and Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis: A Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition.

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