Non--adherence to drug therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is quite high, and one reason for this may be an absence of understanding as to the purpose of the therapy. This book is a comprehensive exploration of the drug treatments utilised in the management of rheumatalogical and related conditions and reflects a patient--focused approach which will enable the patient to become an active participant, rather than a passive recipient of care.
Sarah Ryan RGN, PhD, MSc, BSc, Cert ED, FRCN, Nurse Consultant Rheumatology, Haywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent, UK.As a consultant Nurse Dr Sarah Ryan is at the top of her profession and has a reputation respected throughout the clinical world. Sarah is Editor of Musculoskeletal Care, and a member of the Chief Nursing Officer's Practice Advisory Group and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.
Preface . Rheumatalogical Conditions. Drug Therapy. The Role of the Nurse in Drug Therapy. Patient Education. The Role of the Community Team in Drug Therapy