By June Halper, Nancy J. Holland
Textual content on delivering nursing care to people with MS, for nursing practitioners and scholars. Addresses the actual, emotional, social, and environmental affects of the disorder. This variation comprises chapters at the nursing implications, complimentary remedies, and sufferer and kin schooling. earlier variation: c1997. Softcover. DNLM: a number of Sclerosis--nursing.
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Range of motion exercises differ from stretching exercises in that the movement about the joint is not held for any specific length of time. Although range of motion is important, holding the stretch is significant, and patience in doing the stretches is essential. An independent stretching program based on some of the same principles used in physical therapy can be used at home. Exercising in a pool may also be beneficial because the buoyancy of water allows movements to be performed with less energy expenditure and with more efficient use of many muscles.
What treatment(s) have been prescribed? How has MS affected the patient’s quality of life? What is the patient’s history of adherence? How are symptoms interfering with the patient’s functional status? How has MS impacted the patient and the family? What are the available resources? How can I help? We hope that this book will assist nurses in this wide variety of nursing settings to develop their own philosophy of care, to sustain themselves as MS nurses, and to transfer this model of nursing to other chronic illnesses requiring similar types of interventions.
Beginning in 1995, serologic, PCR, and immunohistochemical studies pointed to a possible role of an ubiquitous human herpesvirus, HHV6—a virus more easily recognized as the cause of the childhood disease roseola. At the beginning of the new millennium a number of laboratories began investigating HHV6 in MS to determine if the virus is truly present in MS tissues and to determine if its presence is a causative factor in the disease, or a consequence of damage done by other means. Similarly, while there have been claims of a possible bacterial infectious trigger for MS and anecdotal claims that antibiotic treatment had an impact on disease, no strong bacterial candidates were identified until recently.