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By June Halper

The nurse performs an important function as an educator, care supplier, and recommend for sufferers and households plagued by a number of sclerosis (MS). The better half e-book to an past paintings, complete Nursing Care in a number of Sclerosis, complicated recommendations in a number of Sclerosis Nursing Care, second variation examines advanced concerns in MS administration and displays a brand new philosophy of MS care: one among empowerment. the point of interest is at the various settings during which MS nurses perform, in addition to their many jobs and obligations in coping with this hugely variable illness. it is going to give you the reader with an up to date view of MS in addition to a better realizing of its lifelong influence. detailed beneficial properties of the second one variation comprise: a brand new bankruptcy on maintaining desire in MS sufferers a brand new bankruptcy on therapy of acute exacerbations a brand new bankruptcy on rising intravenous remedies elevated sections on discomfort, melancholy, and skincare with common injections The publication is split into sections facing the illness itself, complicated perform standards for nurses, and complicated symptom administration. members to complex options in a number of Sclerosis Nursing Care, second variation are nurse clinicians and researchers who paintings in geographically assorted perform settings all through North the United States and Europe. The ebook will offer nurses with instruments and methods to enhance the lives suffering from a number of sclerosis and to augment the position of the nurse in dealing with it. (20100503)

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Morgante LA. Hope: A unifying concept for nursing care in multiple sclerosis. In: Halper J, Holland NJ, eds. Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis. New York: Demos, 2002. 26 CHAPTER 1 34. Jacobs M. Foster parent training: An opportunity for skills, enrichment and empowerment. Child Welfare. 1980;59(10):615–624. 35. Ford-Bilboe M. Family strengths, motivation, and resources as predictors of health promotion behavior in single-parent and two-parent families. Res Nurs Health. 1997; 20(30):205–217.

For example, evidence suggests that activated microglia within the CNS may contribute to neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration (2). Glutamate is believed to be a neurotoxic substance, and Werner and coworkers have described alterations in glutamate that may contribute to myelin and axonal destruction (3). 27 28 CHAPTER 2 New evidence from tissue samples suggest there may be more than one type of MS. Luchinetti and colleagues studied MS lesions and were able to identify four distinct patterns of damage.

This care is provided by a team of professionals, based in one facility, and tries to ensure that the direction and goals of treatment are consistent, logical, and progressive. The team approach facilitates coordination of services and continuity of care and avoids duplication and fragmentation for the patient and family. Comprehensive care embraces a philosophy of empowerment in which the patient takes an active role in planning and implementing healthcare and self-care activities and acts as consultant to the team.

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