Arthritis At Home (+ On the Go) makes it possible for people living with arthritis to watch or listen to interviews with Canadian experts in clinical rheumatology, arthritis scientists, physio and occupational therapists, psychologists and health economists, as well as patient experts and advocates. We hope you find Arthritis At Home informative and fun as you live your best life with arthritis.
Musculoskeletal research & why movement is important for your bone & joint health
In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, talks about her recent Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant that will support the advance of her team’s research in musculoskeletal health. She highlights the importance of exercise and how staying active can help prevent, maintain, and manage bone and joint related pain and health. She concludes the interview by sharing insights and updates on osteoarthritis treatment.
Check out these helpful resources to learn more
Arthritis Research Canada: Jackie Whittaker, Research Scientist of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation – https://www.arthritisresearch.ca/jackie-whittaker/
Stop OsteoARthritis (SOAR) program: Preventing osteoarthritis (OA) after a sport-related injury – https://bit.ly/3gxVDKI
For patients: Talk to Your Doctor About Joint Pain Handout – http://bit.ly/JointPainTalkLetterFormatEN
The Osteoarthritis Tool for Family Physicians – https://www.jointhealth.org/pdfs/OATookKit_En.pdf
Being your own self-advocate: Take the #ACENational Survey on Arthritis Self-Advocacy
People living with arthritis often must be their own best advocate. No one knows arthritis better than those who live with it every day.
In this episode of Arthritis at Home, Cheryl Koehn and Kelly Lendvoy discuss Arthritis Consumer Experts’ recently launched national survey on arthritis self-advocacy. Learn how your participation in this community-led research will help ACE better understand what effects self-advocacy has on a person’s quality of life at home, at work and on the healthcare they receive from their healthcare team. Survey findings will help ACE develop information tools and education programming to best support people in their journey with arthritis and role as self-advocate. The survey deadline is July 24, 2021.
Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACENationalSurveyArthritisSelfAdvocacy
Providing virtual care services now and in the future
In this episode, Dr. Sacha Bhatia discusses about how the evolution of telemedicine will change how we deliver care to patients in the future, including the possible changes to models of care. He shares his personal experience with providing virtual care services and highlights some of the benefits of virtual care services that he observed during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also discusses about the technological aspects of virtual care and how we can use electronic medical records to optimize care.
Dr. Bhatia is the Director of the Institute for Health Systems Solutions & Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital. His published research on virtual care services include Canada’s Virtual Care Revolution: A Framework for Success and Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the Virtualization of Services.
Check out these helpful resources to learn more:
Canada’s Virtual Care Revolution: A Framework for SuccessSurvey results: ACE National Survey on virtual care services for people living with arthritisACE National Survey on virtual care services for people living with arthritis: Examining virtual health inequities
ACE National Survey: An in-depth look at health inequity findings
In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Maya Joshi and Cheryl Koehn discuss survey results specifically related to health inequities in virtual care from the “ACE National Survey on Virtual Care Services for People Living with Arthritis”.
They also discuss the overall underrepresentation of racial minorities within the arthritis patient community at large, and why this is a very important issue to address.
Are you a member in the Black, Indigenous and people of colour community and interested in addressing health inequities? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for collaboration opportunities.
Learn more about the survey results here:
Health inequity survey results
Infographic Summary General survey results
Patient tips from a rheumatology nurse during COVID-19
This episode features Denise Jupp, rheumatology nurse at the Diamond Centre Rheumatology Clinic, on how rheumatology nurses are supporting people with arthritis during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also shares insights on what patients should know about preparing for a rheumatology appointment and what patients can do to help alleviate pain at home.
Check out these helpful resources
Dr. Shahin Jamal's Interview
Information for people living with arthritis including instructions on how to inject medications
A guided meditation with Trish Barbato from The Arthritis Society
This episode features Trish Barbato, President and CEO of The Arthritis Society. She takes us through a guided meditation and gives us an overview of The Arthritis Society (TAS) programs for COVID-19, including the Arthritis Talks Webinars. Join us on this meditation journey to emotional wellness!
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