Medication safety for older people in the primary care

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Several healthcare providers have a role in the medication therapy of older people living at home. This PhD program focuses on nurses’ contribution to the safety of the medication therapy of older people and on interprofessional pharmaceutical care.

Objective

We evaluate older people's considerations and decisions in medication self-management at home, the contribution of nurses’ role in interprofessional pharmaceutical care, and we develop on European level nurses’ competences for interprofessional pharmaceutical care. 

Results

We already know that older people act differently in the medication self-management and that problems related to the pharmacotherapy observed by nurses may have clinical consequences for older people. 

Duration

01 October 2015 - 31 October 2021

Approach

The following parts of the PhD program have been completed:

  • Systematic development of eHOME, a system that supports reporting, monitoring and consulting medication related problems in the primary care
  • Performing an assessment procedure of medication process problems and the potential clinical impact thereof
  • Describing considerations and decisions in the medication self-management by older people living at home
The following parts of the PhD program will be completed in the near future:
  • Developing nurses’ competences in interprofessional pharmaceutical care on European level
  • Evaluating nurses’ competences in interprofessional pharmaceutical care in nurse education programs in Europe
  • Describing patients and informal caregivers experiences and needs in current care in medication adherence management
  • Evaluating the process of interprofessional pharmaceutical care in the primary care

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