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Developing a competence framework for nurses in pharmaceutical care: A Delphi study

Nienke E. Dijkstra, Elyne De Baetselier, Tinne Dilles, Bart Van Rompaey, Luis M. da Cunha Batalha, Izabela Filov, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Jana Heczkova, Ann Karin Helgesen, Sue Jordan Orcid Logo, Zuzana Kafková, Igor Karnjus, Petros Kolovos, Gero Langer, Manuel Lillo-Crespo, Alba Malara, Hana Padyšáková, Mirko Prosen, Dorina Pusztai, Francesco Talarico, Styliani Tziaferi, Carolien G.M. Sino

Nurse Education Today, Volume: 104, Start page: 104926

Swansea University Author: Sue Jordan Orcid Logo

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Background: Nurses play an important role in pharmaceutical care. They are involved in: detecting clinical change; communicating/discussing pharmacotherapy with patients, their advocates, and other healthcare pro-fessionals; proposing and implementing medication-related interventions; and ensuring f...

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Published in: Nurse Education Today
ISSN: 0260-6917
Published: Elsevier BV 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa57599
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Abstract: Background: Nurses play an important role in pharmaceutical care. They are involved in: detecting clinical change; communicating/discussing pharmacotherapy with patients, their advocates, and other healthcare pro-fessionals; proposing and implementing medication-related interventions; and ensuring follow-up of patients and medication regimens. To date, a framework of nurses' competences on knowledge, skills, and attitudes as to interprofessional pharmaceutical care tasks is missing. Objectives: To reach agreement with experts about nurses' competences for tasks in interprofessional pharma-ceutical care. Methods: A two-phase study starting with a scoping review followed by five Delphi rounds was performed. Competences extracted from the literature were assessed by an expert panel on relevance by using the RAND/ UCLA method. The experts (n =22) involved were healthcare professionals, nurse researchers, and educators from 14 European countries with a specific interest in nurses' roles in interprofessional pharmaceutical care. Descriptive statistics supported the data analysis. Results: The expert panel reached consensus on the relevance of 60 competences for 22 nursing tasks. Forty-one competences were related to 15 generic nursing tasks and 33 competences were related to seven specific nursing tasks.
Keywords: Nursing; Pharmaceutical care; Medicines management; Interprofessional pharmaceutical care; Competences; Education; Knowledge; Skills; Attitudes; Delphi study
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Funders: The research was supported by the Erasmus+Programme of the European Union (grant number 2018-1-BE02-KA203-046861) and MDMJ Accountants, an accountancy service in Belgium that financially supported the Belgian authors, without any conflicts of interest.
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