A Superhero’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist

At BJC Health, we spend a lot of time educating patients about their disease. In particular, we spend a lot of time at the time of diagnosis.

For a person living with a chronic disease like rheumatoid arthritis, understanding the consequences of the disease and what the body is going through is crucial in coping. From a rheumatologist’s point of view, it’s also crucial that a patient understands the need for appropriate treatment to avoid the dreadful consequences of the disease.

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled onto Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy’s website…This superhero has created a guide on rheumatoid arthritis…I like it a lot & feel it may help my patients understand. What do you think?

Read More: http://bjcconnectedcare.com/2011/06/a-superheros-guide-to-rheumatoid/

BJC HealthNSW Australia – Our unique approach, Connected Care, is about honing the collective expertise of our specialists and allied health professionals to offer holistic diagnosis and treatment.

This approach has come about because our main objective has always been to treat the whole person, not just the site of pain. We achieve this by encouraging our specialists and allied health professionals to work together in connecting the treatment of our clients’ health issues where appropriate.

Each practitioner here is highly trained and adept at his or her own expertise but we have the understanding as well as the ability to integrate care from different experts if required. The benefits of having a well-connected in-house team of health practitioners are invaluable. Aside from client convenience and a more streamlined administration of your overall health, Connected Care allows us to address your health and well-being holistically.

More Info: http://bjcconnectedcare.com/

3 Comments
3 comments
  1. Cathy says:

    Awesome! This guide has always been a favorite of mine. When you first came out with it, I sent it to all my family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if all rheumatologists gave this to new RA patients along with all the pamphlets on medications? This would be the one thing I would read and understand.

  2. Irwin Lim says:

    Thanks RA Guy for highlighting my post & our clinic. It’s much appreciated.

    Cathy, the guide is great which is why I use it but it’s one aspect of education. Also, it’s good for some patients & not for others. The difficulty, from my viewpoint, when educating about the disease, is the “pitch”. Different people absorb info in different ways.

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