Policy & Advocacy: Health Awareness / Nursing Leadership
World Multiple Sclerosis Day: May 30, 2019
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, diagnosed most often in adults 20-49. Symptoms range from fatigue and tiredness, to pain and issues with cognition. Other functions such as vision and urinary problems can arise. In more severe cases, an individual’s health can be severely impacted, reducing the ability to live independently. This unpredictable disease does not cause death, and individuals can live a full lifespan, but their health and well-being is often negatively impacted by the disease. In Canada, MS is diagnosed in 1 in every 385 adults.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the MS International Federation show leadership by supporting those living with MS how to live well-rounded and productive lives. At NNPBC we know that nurses are at the forefront of caring for those who live with MS.