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Health care providers’ perceptions of pharmaceutical care provided by the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates in hospital settings in Thailand

Author

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Teeraporn Chanakit, MSc a*, Bee Yean Low, PhD b, Payom Wongpoowarak, PhD c, Summana Moolasarn, PhD d, Aporn Jaturapatarawong, MSce, Wiwan Worakunphanich, BPharmf, Mayuree Tangkiatkumjai, PhDg, Claire Anderson, PhD a


Journal

- Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium

Volume

- 1

Year

- 2015

Publication type

- Research article (Inter)

Page list

- 11-20

Abstract

   

Background= The PharmD programme is designed to produce a competent pharmacist who provides pharmaceutical care to patients and work closely with health care team.

Aim. To explore the perceptions of physicians and nurses regarding hospital pharmacy services provided by PharmD graduates.

Methods.Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six physicians and five nurses at two hospitals in Thailand where PharmD graduates were employed. The data were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using an inductive thematic analysis.

Results. Physicians and nurses had positive views about pharmacy services provided by the PharmD graduates and thought that they are effective members of the healthcare team. They requested PharmD graduates’ participation during ward rounds (eg neonatal care unit, intensive care unit and cardiac care unit) and patient counselling in the specialised ambulatory care clinics (eg warfarin, oncology clinic) while nurses needed the PharmD graduates to provide input for their medication consultation especially with medicines which need close monitoring, adverse drug reaction monitoring, IV admixture. The majority of the health care providers had good work relationships with the PharmD graduates. Physicians suggested the PharmD graduates to develop positive consultation techniques and communication skills. Unfortunately, none of the hospitals surveyed could allocate PharmD graduates in all units as requested by the health care team, due to the fact that the pharmacy department had a high dispensing workload and a shortage of pharmacy staff.

Conclusion= Health care providers reported high satisfaction with the pharmacy services provided by the PharmD graduates workings in the two hospitals in Thailand

Keywords

   

Health care providers, PharmD graduates, hospital pharmacists, perceptions, Thailand