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Risk communication with Arab patients with cancer: a qualitative study of nurses and pharmacists.

Wilbur K, Babiker A, Al-Okka M, Jumaat E, Al-Yafei SM, Nashwan AJ - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: To explore pharmacist and nurse views and experiences in educating patients regarding their treatment safety and tolerability as well as the roles of other professions in this regard.While a high level of cohesion in safety communication prioritisation among these two health disciplines was found, a number of pharmacists asserted a more formal role compared to informal and repeated teaching by nurses.We found that they did not always recognise each other's informal educational encounters and that there are opportunities to explore increased collaboration in this regard to enhance the patient care experience.

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Affiliation: College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

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BMJOPEN2014006890F1: Conceptual diagram. Themes identified from focus group discussions.

Mentions: When prompted next to offer how they would prioritise this communication, concepts and connections to three main themes were identified, describing factors related to: the specific regimen in question; the patient; and their assessment of the patient. Patient-related considerations were then further categorised into subthemes of health status, psychological status and education (figure 1).


Risk communication with Arab patients with cancer: a qualitative study of nurses and pharmacists.

Wilbur K, Babiker A, Al-Okka M, Jumaat E, Al-Yafei SM, Nashwan AJ - BMJ Open (2015)

Conceptual diagram. Themes identified from focus group discussions.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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BMJOPEN2014006890F1: Conceptual diagram. Themes identified from focus group discussions.
Mentions: When prompted next to offer how they would prioritise this communication, concepts and connections to three main themes were identified, describing factors related to: the specific regimen in question; the patient; and their assessment of the patient. Patient-related considerations were then further categorised into subthemes of health status, psychological status and education (figure 1).

Bottom Line: To explore pharmacist and nurse views and experiences in educating patients regarding their treatment safety and tolerability as well as the roles of other professions in this regard.While a high level of cohesion in safety communication prioritisation among these two health disciplines was found, a number of pharmacists asserted a more formal role compared to informal and repeated teaching by nurses.We found that they did not always recognise each other's informal educational encounters and that there are opportunities to explore increased collaboration in this regard to enhance the patient care experience.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

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Related in: MedlinePlus