Disparities in nursing of multiple sclerosis patients-results of a European nurse survey

Hartung, H.-P. and Matthews, V. and Ross, A.P. and Pitschnau-Michel, D. and Thalheim, C. and Ward-Abel, N. (2011) Disparities in nursing of multiple sclerosis patients-results of a European nurse survey. European Neurological Review, 6 (2). pp. 106-109. ISSN 17583837 (ISSN)

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Nurses play a critical role in caring for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Multiple Sclerosis-Nurse Empowering Education (MS-NEED): European Survey was conducted to understand the role of nurses in MS and the provision of care across Europe. The survey focused on four key areas: clinical practice, advocacy, research and publication, and training and education. A total of 280 nurses were included from the UK, Germany, Italy, Poland, Finland and the Czech Republic. All participants were nurses actively working with MS patients. The role of the nurse in MS is diverse and varies substantially across Europe, leading to inequalities in patient care. A European consensus to define the roles and responsibilities of the MS nurse would facilitate consistency of care across all countries and help to achieve the best possible outcome for patients with MS in Europe. © TOUCH BRIEFINGS 2011.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MS-nurse empowering education (MS-NEED), Multiple sclerosis, Nurse, Nursing, Specialist role, Treatment
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 15:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:38
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2060

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