More MS news articles for August 2002

Specialist nurse network improves MS practice

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12168268&dopt=Abstract

Nurs Times 2002 Jul 23-29;98(30):34-6
Ward N, Embrey N, Lowndes C, Vernon K.
Faculty of Health and Community Care, University of Central England.

This article looks at the development of a group dedicated to meeting the clinical supervision and networking needs of multiple sclerosis nurse specialists.

It describes the evolution of the group, the structure and content of group meetings and how they have both improved practice and reduced the isolation of MS specialists who work independently.

The nurses involved have found that working collaboratively and developing an interactive network has not only significantly affected their clinical practice but also helped to address work-related stress.