Teaching prescribing: just what the doctor ordered? A thematic analysis of the views of newly qualified doctors

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dc.contributor.author Hansen, Christina R.
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Elaine K.
dc.contributor.author Bradley, Colin P.
dc.contributor.author Sahm, Laura J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-21T13:38:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-21T13:38:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-13
dc.identifier.citation Hansen, C., Walsh, E., Bradley, C. and Sahm, L. (2017) 'Teaching Prescribing: Just What the Doctor Ordered? A Thematic Analysis of the Views of Newly Qualified Doctors', Pharmacy, 5(2), 32. doi:10.3390/pharmacy5020032 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 32-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 32-8 en
dc.identifier.issn 2226-4787
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4141
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/pharmacy5020032
dc.description.abstract Undergraduate medical education has been criticised for failing to adequately prepare doctors for the task of prescribing. Pharmacists have been shown to improve medication use in hospitals. This study aims to elicit the views of intern doctors on the challenges of prescribing, and to suggest changes in education to enhance prescribing practice and potential role of the pharmacist. Semi-structured, qualitative interviews were conducted with intern doctors in their first year post qualification in an Irish hospital. Data collection was conducted until no new themes emerged and thematic analysis was performed. Thirteen interviews took place. Interns described training in practical prescribing as limited and felt the curriculum failed to convey the reality of actual prescribing. Pharmacists were perceived to be a useful, but underutilised, information source in the prescribing process. They requested an earlier introduction, and repeated exposure, to prescribing, and suggested the involvement of peers and pharmacists in this teaching. Intern doctors reported difficulties in applying knowledge gained in medical school to clinical practice. New strategies are needed to enhance the clinical relevance of the medical curriculum by rethinking the learning outcomes regarding prescribing practice and the involvement of pharmacists in prescribing education. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.rights © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Intern doctors en
dc.subject Prescribing en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Medical curriculum en
dc.subject Pharmacist en
dc.subject Interdisciplinary education en
dc.title Teaching prescribing: just what the doctor ordered? A thematic analysis of the views of newly qualified doctors en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Laura Jane Sahm, School Of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: l.sahm@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-06-21T12:02:40Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Pharmacy en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress l.sahm@ucc.ie en


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