Feature ArticlesPalliative Care for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Recommendations Emerging From a Case StudyWilder, Carolyn Ann BSN, RN Author Information Carolyn Ann Wilder, BSN, RN, is registered nurse, Neurosciences Division, University of California San Diego; and PhD student, Loma Linda University School of Nursing, CA. Address correspondence to Carolyn Ann Wilder, BSN, RN, 4231 Calle Del Vista, Oceanside, CA 92057 ([email protected]). The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing 25(1):p 12-17, February 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000912 Buy Metrics Abstract Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects more than 2.8 million people worldwide and is an incurable, heterogeneous, chronic, degenerative, demyelinating, immune-mediated neurological disease of the central nervous system. It affects the physical, mental, psychosocial, financial, and spiritual dimensions of patients and their families. Given this illness trajectory and the multiple complex symptoms associated with MS, palliative care services would improve the quality of life for MS patients. Palliative care is a human right for all patients with a life-limiting, progressive disease. The goal of palliative care is the prevention and relief of suffering by means of assessment and treatment that holistically addresses symptoms and suffering. Thus, this article argues for the early integration of palliative care for persons given a diagnosis of MS. This argument is underscored by the analysis of a case study of a typical patient with MS who would have benefited from conjunctive palliative care. Copyright © 2022 by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. All rights reserved.