137 | P a g e 65. CAMPBELL 2011 : perceptions and experiences of care Having some medical knowledge can be a resource and a constraint. There is a risk that treatment will cause me side effects. It is frustrating because I am not getting a good explanation for RA. They are not doing anything. It was a relief to be referred and get a diagnosis. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 66. CAMPBELL 2011 : GENDER Roles in my family have reversed and changed the division of labour. My partner is doing too much to help me and therefore eroding my role. There needs to be some flexibility in role so that I can cope. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 67. HOVING 2013: Work conditions and adaptations Adaptations and flexible hours at work would help. It can be difficult to get to work. Acceptance, support and understanding from my employer would help. I want to be able to discuss solutions collaboratively. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 68. LIN 2011: Living With the Disease - 1. Accepting disease restrictions I need to accept that there are things that I can’t do. I shouldn’t hide my symptoms and pretend to be normal. I need to accept that I now rely on others for help. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
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