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Shared Decision Making and Rheumatoid Disease (RD)

<<Back to Toolkit for RD care page Partnering with patients makes sense A good physician helps patients examine options and works alongside them to find that best possible plan of action. Patients are viewed as partners in their health decisions. Both physicians and patients bring expertise to a consultation: Physicians know about medical options, and the risks and...Continue reading      Comments Off on Shared Decision Making and Rheumatoid Disease (RD) Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Ruined Her Elbow, But Nothing Could Break Her Hope

Research of an engaged patient rescues her elbow I hope you enjoy this inspiring story of a young woman’s struggle to get the best treatment for her elbow destroyed by Rheumatoid Disease (RD). Carolyn is a brave patient who researched to find a procedure to relieve her pain and restore movement to her elbow. She illustrates...Continue reading      24 Comments » Read more

Happy Birthday RAW! The Day I Could No Longer Stay Silent

This week the British Medical Journal published my article which they titled: Doctors’ understanding of rheumatoid disease does not align with patients’ experiences. But first, today is a very special day. Today begins year five of RAW Four years ago today, RA Warrior was born. I’d been studying, writing, and talking to patients for a few months....Continue reading      35 Comments » Read more
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