Pharmaceutical Care as Narrative Practice?

Rethinking Patient-Centered Care through a Pharmacist’s Perspective

Anita Wohlmann (Medlem af forfattergruppering), Janine Naß (Medlem af forfattergruppering), Mita Banerjee (Medlem af forfattergruppering), Thomas Efferth (Medlem af forfattergruppering)

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Resumé

Illness is a disruptive experience that requires high-quality care. The best evidence-based medical treatment riskslosing some of its efficacy, however, when patients feelmisunderstood when faced with the complexity of theirexperiences. They might stop treatment, refuse to discloserelevant information or seek unsound alternatives. A narrative-based approach to health care understands the patient’s casehistory as a narrative that can be read or analyzed like a story. Inother words, this approach honors individual illness experi-ences through the stories that patients tell. While programs thattrain ‘narrative competence’ have been successfully imple-mented in medical education, an application to pharmaceuticaltraining is missing so far. We argue for the necessity to com-plement evidence-based pharmaceutical practice with narra-tive-based approaches to ensure high-quality care. Using theperspective of a pharmacist in a case scenario, we exemplifythe centrality of ‘‘narrative pharmacy’’ for improving thequality and safety of pharmaceutical health care.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Sider (fra-til)1346-1349
ISSN2210-7703
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

Patient-Centered Care
Pharmaceutical Services
Health care
Pharmacists
Quality of Health Care
Medical education
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Delivery of Health Care
Evidence-Based Practice
Medical Education
Mental Competency
Safety

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