RA Management: Patient Perspectives on Comprehensive Care

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RA Management: Patient Perspectives on Comprehensive Care

Overview

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Cleveland Clinic

Educational Partner: vindico


Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.


Activity Description

Advances in therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over the past 2 decades combined with treat-to-target strategies have yielded significant improvements in patient outcomes. Despite these gains, issues related to quality of life and patient–practitioner communication remain a concern. To close these practice gaps, experts have advocated for a relationship-centered care model that prioritizes a patient reported outcomes, quality of life (QoL) assessment, and a strong therapeutic alliance between the patient and provider. This model of care has been demonstrated to improve outcomes in many chronic disease states and to reduce stress and burn out among practitioners. In this educational activity, physicians and their patients discuss approaches to RA care that prioritize empathic communication, meaningful assessment of QoL, and integration of wellness strategies into the care plan.


Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify advanced communications skills that have been demonstrated to improve QoL.
  • Summarize how QoL measures can be integrated into daily practice.
  • Critically appraise the data on the adjunctive use of wellness strategies such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management in the management of patients with RA.

Activity Chair

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Faculty

Richard M. Frankel, PhD
Fellow of the Academy for Communication in Healthcare (ACH)
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Vice Chair of Rheumatology
Director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center
Cleveland Clinic
Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH


Patient Advocates

Katie
Leslie


Reviewer

Elizabeth File, MD
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, April 30, 2022, to April 29, 2023.


How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the polling and pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate.


Disclosures

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a continuing education activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Activity Chair and Faculty report the following relationship(s)

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Consulting: Sanofi Aventis, Novartis, Regeneron
Teaching and Speaking: Astra Zeneca
Consulting and Teaching and Speaking: Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, UCB
Consulting, Advisor or review panel participants, and Teaching and Speaking: Genentech/Roche

Richard M. Frankel, PhD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Consulting: Genentech, UCB, Inc.
Consulting and Teaching and Speaking: WebMD
Consulting, Advisor or review panel participants, and Teaching and Speaking: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Consulting and Advisor or review panel participants: Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Janssen, Lilly, Regeneron
Advisor or review panel participants: Celgene Corporation, Pfizer, Inc.
Grant support to the project PI NPF grant: Mind Matters: A high touch, low cost approach to improving mental health outcomes in patients with Psoriatic Disease: National Psoriasis Foundation

Patient Advocates report the following relationship(s)

Katie
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Leslie
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s)

Elizabeth File, MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.


Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.


Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education or Vindico Medical Education. Neither Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education, Vindico Medical Education, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.


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