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

Auteurs Nienke 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 , Zuzana Kafková , Igor Karnjus , Petros Kolovos , Gero Langer , Manuel Lillo-Crespo , Alba Malara , Hana Padyšáková , Mirko Prosen , Dorina Pusztai , Francesco Talarico , Styliani Tziaferi , Carolien Sino
Gepubliceerd in Nurse Education Today
Publicatiedatum 2021
Lectoraat Proactieve zorg voor thuiswonende ouderen
Soort publicatie Artikel

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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 professionals; 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 pharmaceutical 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. Conclusions: This study resulted in a competence framework for competency-based nurse education. Future research should focus on imbedding these competences in nurse education. A structured instrument should be developed to assess students' readiness to achieve competence in interprofessional pharmaceutical care in clinical practice.

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Gepubliceerd in Nurse Education Today
Trefwoorden attitudes, competences, Delphi study, education, interprofessional pharmaceutical care, knowledge, medicines management, nursing, pharmaceutical care, skills
Digital Object Identifier 10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104926

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