The Patient's Journey Through Multiple Sclerosis

Denise Bruen, APRN-BC, MSN


October 21, 2020

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease that affects information flow within the brain and between the brain and the body. The range of symptoms and severity of the disease varies so widely that no two individuals experience MS in the same way.

When dealing with MS, the need for personalized treatment is paramount to yielding the best outcomes for a patient’s quality of life.

Along with treatment, patient education is crucial. Individuals with a diagnosis of MS need to learn about their disease activity, lesions, treatment options, and signs of progression.

Denise Bruen, nurse practitioner and clinical director or the James Q. Miller Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, guides us through the journey of a patient with newly diagnosed MS, from the onset of disease to creation of a treatment plan.


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