JointHealth™ express   April 18, 2024

The importance of medication treatment decision-making from a person with rheumatoid arthritis’ viewpoint

In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Cheryl Koehn, president of Arthritis Consumer Experts, speaks to arthritis blogger and person with rheumatoid arthritis, Ms. Carrie Barnes. Their conversation focusses on the importance of medication treatment decision-making from the person with rheumatoid arthritis’ (RA) viewpoint. They cover the challenges people newly diagnosed with RA face when making decisions about starting and staying on medication treatment. They share strategies for taking a positive approach towards medication-taking and offer insights on the benefits of good communication with their health care team and their family and social networks.

About Carrie Barnes

Carrie Barnes is an active, adventure-seeking mother of two who lives in Ontario. She and her husband have been on many long-distance hikes and enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family. If she isn’t out on a run, you might find her trying a new recipe for her family or elbows deep in one of her many gardens. She works as a nurse at a local hospital and is an active member in her surrounding community. She writes Arthritis Consumer Experts’ “Joint Journeys, life with arthritis by Carrie” blog.

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