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Psychological effects of living with rheumatoid arthritis

Psychological effects of living with rheumatoid arthritis

Psychological effects of living with rheumatoid arthritis

Sarah Ryan
Sarah Ryan
on behalf of ICNus

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$30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00

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Launch date: 03 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

Reference: 192757

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Description

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term inflammatory condition that can affect physical, psychological and social function. The condition is not curable - although drug therapy can be used to reduce inflammation - and patients often experience daily symptoms of joint pain and stiffness, fatigue and functional limitations. Patients may also experience psychological challenges. This learning module focuses on the psychological implications of living with rheumatoid arthritis, including reaction to diagnosis, anxiety and depression, body image, sexuality, self-esteem and social role. It aims to explore the role of the nurse in addressing these psychological challenges to optimise the physical and psychological status of each patient.

Objectives

This module describes the psychological effects of living with rheumatoid arthritis, including reaction to diagnosis, anxiety and depression, body image, and the effects on work and family. It aims to increase understanding of the psychological implications of living with rheumatoid arthritis, and outline the nurse’s role in helping patients to manage symptoms and maintain psychological wellbeing.

On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of:
Identify common emotional reactions to a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Sarah Ryan

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Sarah Ryan
on behalf of ICNus

Nurse consultant, rheumatology, Haywood Hospital, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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