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Perceived needs of pharmaceutical care services among healthcare professionals in South Korea: a qualitative study

Title
Perceived needs of pharmaceutical care services among healthcare professionals in South Korea: a qualitative study
Authors
Lee, Iyn-HyangRhie, Sandy JeongJe, Nam KyungRhew, Ki YonJi, EunheeOh, Jung MiLee, EuniYoon, Jeong-Hyun
Ewha Authors
이정연
SCOPUS Author ID
이정연scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY
ISSN
2210-7703JCR Link2210-7711JCR Link
Citation
vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 1219 - 1229
Keywords
In-depth interviewInterdisciplinary teamPharmaceutical careQualitative studySouth Korea
Publisher
SPRINGER
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Purpose To explore the need for pharmaceutical care services, key features of desirable pharmacy services, and perceived barriers for advancing the services in hospital environments with doctors and nurses who are key co-workers of the interdisciplinary team care services.Methods Semi-structured, in-depth interviews with eighteen doctors and fifteen nurses employing purposive and snowballing sampling strategies were conducted in ten hospitals in South Korea. Results The level of pharmaceutical care was varied across regions or institutions in South Korea. The concept of pharmaceutical care was insufficiently defined, and tended to be limited to some parts of medication counseling. Through pharmaceutical care services, doctors desired to acquire comprehensive drug information from and to share clinical responsibilities with pharmacists. Nurses wished to lower their burdens of medication counseling services from their daily practices. Doctors and nurses asked for pharmacists providing essential and carefully selected medication information to their patients in a patient-centered manner. The listed barriers to pharmaceutical care included the lack of appropriate systems for reward, insufficient accessibility to patient records by pharmacists, ambiguous role descriptions of pharmacist, and absence of effective communication among professionals. Conclusion A successful pharmaceutical care service model should allow efficient exchange of information among healthcare professionals to build inter-professional trust and to provide a continuity of care both in terms of time and setting. As prerequisites of such system, it was warranted to develop clinical evidence and an appropriate reward system for pharmaceutical care services.
DOI
10.1007/s11096-016-0355-9
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