General Session 160: A Patient’s Odyssey with Pemphigus Vulgaris
Room: Chatham C
A Patient’s Journey will describe Daphne Smolka’s experiences with a misdiagnosis and challenges to get a proper diagnosis. In addition, the process includes learning to accept and manage living with a rare autoimmune disease.
Understand the physical impact on Pemphigus and difficulty to diagnose.
Understand the emotional/mental health impact of a rare autoimmune disease.
Learn how nurses can reduce the burden of disease on overall well-being.