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.