In this episode, Prof Kate Lorig talks to Gráinne O’Leary about self-management for people living with arthritis and other chronic conditions. Arthritis Ireland has delivered the Living Well with Arthritis programme since 2006, which has positively impacted thousands of people who have completed the course. Prof Lorig served as director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and professor of medicine in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She developed the chronic disease self-management programme.
Also in this episode, Peter Boyd explores some myths around the disease of kings and high-living - gout. He talks to consultant rheumatologist, Prof. Geraldine McCarthy, while Niamh Hogan spoke to the people of west Dublin to get their views on the subject.