Arthritis Queensland offers a range of patient information booklets and fact sheets which discuss a range of arthritic conditions,
management strategies and treatment options.
Patients can access these booklets free of charge through our website or infoline.
Health Professionals can request free sample packs of booklets, or bulk orders ($3 - $5 per booklet plus postage and handling) by calling
the infoline on 1800 011 041.
Resource for nurses will help improve care for
people with osteoarthritis
Primary health care nurses are now better placed to help care for people with osteoarthritis following the launch of a new resource on running osteoarthritis nurse-led clinics. The resource provides tips on how to set up nurse led clinics as well as information on helping people with osteoarthritis to manage their condition. It was developed with the input of primary care nurses by the Grampians Medicare Local, and with support from an expert advisory group, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association and Arthritis Australia.
“Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of chronic pain, disability and lost productivity in
Australia” said Jessica Danko, the nurse who led the project to develop this resource. “Primary health care nurses can build on
their existing chronic disease management skills to improve the quality of life of people living with this condition.”