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

De Baetselier, E., Van Rompaey, B., Dijkstra, N.E., Sino, C.G., Akerman, K., Batalha, L.M., Fernandez, M.I.D., Filov, I., Grøndahl, V.A., Heczkova, J., Helgesen, A.K., Keeley, S., Kolovos, P., Langer, G., Ličen, S., Lillo-Crespo, M., Malara, A., Padysakova, H., Prosen, M., Pusztai, D., Raposa, B., Riquelme-Galindo, J., Rottkova, J., Talarico, F., Tziaferi, S. and Dilles, T., 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 (15), 7862.

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DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18157862


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
Additional Information:This article belongs to the Special Issue Opportunities and Responsibilities in Pharmaceutical Care
Uncontrolled Keywords:interprofessional collaboration ; medicines management ; medicines optimization ; nurses’ responsibility ; nurses’ tasks ; nursing ; patient safety
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:35879
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 Aug 2021 11:36
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:29


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