Rheumatoid Arthritis Case Study

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CASE STUDY
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................11. Danger or an Opportunity.......................................................................................................12. Alternative treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.......................................................................13. Alternative treatments as per academic database....................................................................24. Factors contributing to Mrs. Martin's powerlessness..............................................................35. Actions and Strategies.............................................................................................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONThe below identifies the causes and sufferings caused from the disease rheumatoidarthritis. The report discusses in what ways one can find a cure a for the disease and thenecessary measures that needs to be taken for the one suffering from it(Burmester and Pope,2017). Along with it, the report explores the alternative treatments of the disease and the kinds ofactions needs to be taken to support the suffering individuals.MAIN BODY1. Danger or an OpportunityUncertainty in Chronic illness in CanadaAs per Michel (1999), The dynamic nature of chronic illness makes uncertainty a part ofan individual's life. In the situation of acute illness a person act to decrease his uncertainty.Individuals with chronic condition often manages uncertainty. Although, as per the findings ithas been seen as uncertainty is experienced in the present, it is also based on the experiences ofthe past and related assumptions for the future. Fixed within the illness the experiences areambiguity, inconsistency, vagueness, unfamiliarity and unpredictability. These unknownexperiences often creates situation of uncertainty.The uncertainty of the disease which Mrs. Martin had is a danger for her. The symptomswhich she is facing included swelling in knee and ankles and reoccurring pain. This made hertrouble in walking and maintaining day to day activities. This uncertainty caused her troubles inbeing active and earn a living. When the disease is not diagnosed well that it caused troubles toMrs. Martin in maintaining a strong and healthy life(McInnes and Schett, 2017). Along with it,she was in pain for a long period. Not having the right treatment for the kind of problem she wasfacing made her suffer from severe symptoms such as aching joint pains and difficulty inwalking.This uncertainty is a danger because when a patient is not aware of the disease which sheis suffering from, it can put her in more trouble. The disease if not identified soon can rapidlystart growing and causing pains that can hinder one's health and wealth both. Also, themedications which Mrs. Martin was taking to deal with the pain and problems which she wasfacing can cause her problems in actively doing her duties and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.This can cause her serious troubles in living a good life.1
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