Arthritis in the older person: part 2
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Arthritis in the older person: part 2

Susan Oliver Independent nurse specialist rheumatology, Litchdon Medical Centre, Barnstaple, Devon
Jackie Hill Senior lecturer, Rheumatology nursing, Academic and Clinical Unit for Musculoskeletal Nursing (ACUMeN), University of Leeds

Part 1 of this article, in last month’s Nursing Older People, identified the major musculoskeletal disorders affecting older people, the signs and symptoms of these and drug therapies available. Part 2 discusses non-pharmacological treatment options, patient education, multi-disciplinary support and how people living with musculoskeletal disorders can be helped to achieve quality of life

Nursing Older People. 17, 5,23-28. doi: 10.7748/nop2005.07.17.5.23.c2384