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Foreword by Nancy Holland; When MS Joins the Family; Emotional and Cognitive Issues; The Family's Relationship with the Physician and the Healthcare Team; Sexuality and Intimacy; Fertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth; Parenting with MS; Parenting a Child or Teenager with MS; Adults with MS and Their Parents; The Care-giving Relationship; Planning Wisely for Possible Care Needs; General Health and Well-Being; Life Planning: Financial and Legal Considerations; Supportive Educational Resources for the Family; Appendix A: Additional Readings; Appendix B: Recommended Resources; Appendix C: Professional Biographies of the Authors; Index.
Dr. Rosalind Kalb, a clinical psychologist, is Director of the Professional Resource Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York, where she develops and provides educational and consultation services to clinicians who care for people with MS. In her private clinical practice, she specializes in the needs of individuals and families living with chronic illness and disability. She serves on the editorial board of several publications, including the International Journal of MS Care.
...exceptionally reader-friendly...a good resource for professionals as well as lay readers...Each chapter provides excellent additional readings, and there is an appendix of recommended resources. I highly recommend this invaluable guide. -- Inside MS"...This practical, complete, and highly readable guide is must reading for anyone confronting this debilitating illness personally or in a loved one." -- The Bookwatch"...a complete, highly readable guide that addresses all of the issues multiple sclerosis brings to the family...essential, critically important reading for anyone with MS, their families and their friends." -- The Midwest Book Review"...will help MS sufferers and their loved ones prepare for the impact of MS, keep the lines of communication open, devise coping strategies, and give MS no more space in the household than it needs."-- PA Today