Promoting Emotional-Social Wellness for People with MS and Their Families: Challenges for Clinicians. Psychosocial Aspects of Wellness. Intellectual. WELLNESS. Spiritual. Emotional. Physical. Interpersonal. Kennedy, P. Adapted from Anspaugh D. et al, 1991. Dilemma #1.
Kennedy, P. Adapted from Anspaugh D. et al, 1991
The psychosocial aspects of wellness
and the barriers to attaining those aspects of wellness are sometimes one and the same
The psychosocial elements of wellness are not readily apparent to us; it takes time, effort, and expertise to identify them
It’s not easy to sort out what’s what
“It takes a village…” but coordinating care for people with MS is harder than herding cats
Feinstein A. The Clinical Neuropsychiatry of Multiple Sclerosis (2nd ed.).Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. An excellent, highly-readable, evidence-based discussion of mood changes and cognitive dysfunction in MS.
Kalb, R, Holland N, Giesser B. Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2007.A comprehensive, introductory overview.
Kalb, R (ed.). Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families (3rd. ed). New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2006. A review of family issues by MS specialist clinicians.
LaRocca N, Kalb R. Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2006. Evidence-based overview of diagnosis and treatment; discussion of psychosocial impact; vignettes illustrating compensatory strategies.