An overview of rheumatoid arthritis
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An overview of rheumatoid arthritis

Sara Burton Rheumatology nurse specialist, Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, Surrey
Mark Lloyd Consultant rheumatologist, Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, Surrey

This article aims to inform general nurses about the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. It outlines the signs and symptoms, disease processes and treatment, and highlights the importance of the nurse’s role in supporting these patients.

Nursing Standard. 20, 24, 46-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.02.20.24.46.c4075

Correspondence

sara.burton@fph-tr.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review