Husbands and Wives Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Nancy Fleming Courts; Amanda N. Newton; Linda J. McNeal

Disclosures

J Neurosci Nurs. 2005;37(1):20-27. 

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Summary

The spouses of people with MS play a critical role as caregivers, and their needs must be addressed as part of an overall, effective care plan. The data support the critical need to include spouses in managing the illness, learning advocacy skills, and finding ways to manage the illness. Educating the public about "invisible symptoms" and reminding businesses to provide for their wheelchair customers would enhance the lives of this population. These data add to nurses' knowledge of what it is like to be the spouse of a person with MS.

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