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Table 2 Key learning objectives of the nurse training programme

From: A nurse-led clinic for patients consulting with osteoarthritis in general practice: development and impact of training in a cluster randomised controlled trial

1. Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be ‘patient centred’ when helping to support patient self- management for OA.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of different communication styles between the nurse & the patient on enabling patients to have an active role in self-management for OA.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of different perspectives of self-management for OA including clinical, psychological, policy & social perspectives.
4. Demonstrate expertise in supporting the patient through the process of goal setting.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, psychological & social impact of OA.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacological & non- pharmacological methods of pain management.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of information, exercise and weight management in the management of OA.