Treating and nursing patients with multiple sclerosis
Michael P Barnes Professor, Of Neurological Rehabilitation, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle
In this article, the author outlines the current treatments available for multiple sclerosis, and suggests that specialist nurses may play a valuable link role in the care of patients with a disease which remains incurable but not untreatable
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of severe disability in young adults in the UK. About one in 800 people have the disorder (
The cause of the disease is unknown, and it is incurable. However, recent studies discussed in this article suggest that it may be possible to alter the progression of MS.
Nursing Standard. 11, 23, 42-44. doi: 10.7748/ns.11.23.42.s52