Roz Kalb , Psychologist
6 Jul 2023 | ~5:16 Engagement Time
Comprehensive MS care attends to many aspects of your health and well-being. Participating together with your healthcare providers in decisions about how best to manage your symptoms helps to ensure that treatment decisions are based on clinical evidence and your provider’s knowledge (your provider’s area of expertise) and your priorities, values and preferences (your area of expertise).
Managing MS symptoms is a full-time effort that, over time, may involve several members of the healthcare team. Symptoms may appear and disappear and change over time, with some having a greater impact than others on your daily life. Together, you and your providers will identify and implement management strategies to optimize your comfort, independence, and productivity.
We hope these tips will help you participate more comfortably and effectively in the shared decision-making process with the healthcare providers who are helping you manage your symptoms. Combining their expertise with your personal goals, values, and priorities is the optimal way to make your treatment work for you.