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Author Costello, Kathleen.

Title Nursing practice in multiple sclerosis : a core curriculum / Kathleen Costello, June Halper, and Colleen Harris
Published New York, N.Y. : Demos, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 122 pages)
Contents The history of multiple sclerosis care -- Domains of multiple sclerosis nursing practice -- Change theory and its application in multiple sclerosis nursing -- Multiple sclerosis nurses' code of ethics -- Epidemiology -- The complete neurologic examination -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- Determining the diagnosis and prognosis of multiple sclerosis -- The immune system and its role in multiple sclerosis -- Disease-altering therapies -- The symptom chain in multiple sclerosis -- The multiple sclerosis care team -- Bladder dysfunction -- Bowel elimination and continence -- The nurse's role in advanced multiple sclerosis -- Psychosocial implications -- Financial and vocational concerns -- Primary care needs -- The nurse's role in multiple sclerosis research -- Study guide in multiple sclerosis -- Case studies -- Certification study questions
Summary Annotation This core curriculum was developed for use by all nurses preparing to take the certification examination in MS nursing given under the auspices of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses. It summarizes in outline form the basic concepts of multiple sclerosis and MS nursing, and is a companion to Halper/Holland, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, and Halper, Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care. Each chapter provides relevant information as well as references for further study
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Subject Multiple sclerosis -- Nursing.
Multiple Sclerosis -- nursing.
Form Electronic book
Author Halper, June.
Harris, Colleen.
ISBN 1417545623 (electronic bk.)
1888799765 (paperback)
9781417545629 (electronic bk.)
9781888799767 (paperback)