Description - Multiple Sclerosis by Nancy J. Holland
Education about Multiple Sclerosis has traditionally been medically oriented and related to disease and dysfunction. In contrast, this brand-new second edition of the guide continues to focus on staying well in the presence of MS, a disease that - while incurable - can be managed. The book covers a broad spectrum of topics related to MS and its effects, focusing especially on the needs of those who have been living with the disease for some time. Practical tips on self-care are designed to promote maximum independence, well-being and productivity. The theme of the book - wellness - can be described by the acronym: Weighing options; Eating well; Living to your fullest; Learning new skills; Needing others; Evaluating situations realistically; Surviving stress; and Staying responsible. Contributors to the book are professionals who have a specialty or a special interest in MS. Their suggestions, advice and strategies come from years of experience in the field. It is their hope that readers will come away with fresh ideas on how to cope with the ever-changing challenges of MS.
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Author Biography - Nancy J. Holland
Nancy Holland is vice president of the Professional Resource Center and Clinical Programs Department at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and a doctorate in higher and adult education. Dr. Holland is author/editor of more than 60 MS-related articles, books and chapters including Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families , Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, and Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN). 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, Advanced Concepts in Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, and Nursing Practices in Multiple Sclerosis: A Core Curriculum.