How can a social worker assist patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Christopher Luzzio, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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It is not unusual for patients with more advanced MS to lose all family support, become separated from their spouse, lose the ability to walk, and require constant psychiatric and nursing assistance. These patients create a challenge for the physician who is not trained in handling the demanding administrative or ancillary aspects of medical care. A social worker specialist can be instrumental in helping to address these issues.


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