The NUPHAC-EU Framework for Nurses’ Role in Interprofessional Pharmaceutical Care: Cross-Sectional Evaluation in Europe

De Baetselier, Elyne and Van Rompaey, Bart and Dijikstra, Nienke and Sino G, Carolien and Akerman, Kevin and Batalha M, Luis and Fernandes I, Maria and Filov, Izabela and Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Vigdis and Heczkova, Jana and Karin Helgesen, Ann and Keeley, Sarah and Kolovos, Petros and Langer, Gero and Licen, Sabina and Lillo- Cr espo, Manuel and Malara, Alba and Padysakova, Hana and Prosen, Mirko and Pusztai, Dorina and Raposa, Bence and Riquelme-Galindo, Jorge and Rottkova, Jana and Talarico, Francesco and Tziaferi, Styliani and Dilles, Tinne (2021) The NUPHAC-EU Framework for Nurses’ Role in Interprofessional Pharmaceutical Care: Cross-Sectional Evaluation in Europe. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (7862). ISSN 1660-4601

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Clear role descriptions promote the quality of interprofessional collaboration. Currently, it is unclear to what extent healthcare professionals consider pharmaceutical care (PC) activities to be nurses’ responsibility in order to obtain best care quality. This study aimed to create and evaluate a framework describing potential nursing tasks in PC and to investigate nurses’ level of responsibility. A framework of PC tasks and contextual factors was developed based on literature review and previous DeMoPhaC project results. Tasks and context were cross-sectionally evaluated using an online survey in 14 European countries. A total of 923 nurses, 240 physicians and 199 pharmacists responded. The majority would consider nurses responsible for tasks within: medication self-management (86–97%), patient education (85–96%), medication safety (83–95%), monitoring adherence (82–97%), care coordination (82–95%), and drug monitoring (78–96%). The most prevalent level of responsibility was ‘with shared responsibility’. Prescription management tasks were considered to be nurses’ responsibility by 48–81% of the professionals. All contextual factors were indicated as being relevant for nurses’ role in PC by at least 74% of the participants. No task nor contextual factor was removed from the framework after evaluation. This framework can be used to enable healthcare professionals to openly discuss allocation of specific (shared) responsibilities and tasks

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Divisions: Higher Medical School
Depositing User: MSc Denis Arsovski
Date Deposited: 17 May 2024 21:21
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 21:21

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