Evaluation of a Patient Perspective Module in a Required Medication Safety and Quality Course at a College of Pharmacy

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Evaluation of a Patient Perspective Module in a Required Medication Safety and Quality Course at a College of Pharmacy

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2013

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University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy

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Objectives: To develop and evaluate the impact of a module discussing the patient’s perspective on medication errors in a required medication safety course at a college of pharmacy. Methods: Students were required to read Josie’s Story, a true story written by a mother after her daughter died from a medical error, and attend an in-class discussion regarding the book. A questionnaire, which employed a pre-post retrospective method and extracted items from the Caring Ability Inventory, was then administered to measure the change in students’ perceptions of patient care. Additional questions gathered students’ perceptions of the assignment, their personal experiences with the topic, and the importance of medication safety. Results: 120 out of 138 students (response rate = 87%) completed the questionnaire. 56% of students indicated they would be more likely to speak with a patient directly about a medication error after reading the book, whereas only 3% were less likely, and 42% indicated they were just as likely. Most students (59%) reported that they felt more motivated to learn about medication safety after reading Josie’s Story. Implications: This course previously addressed strategies to prevent medication errors. Successfully adding a component that introduces how a medication error impacted a patient and her family may help motivate students to recognize the importance and need for a culture of safety, personalize how medication errors impact patients, and provide a venue for students to gain patient centeredness and caring skills.

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Innnov. Pharm 2013; 4(102): 1-9

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Battaglia, Jessica N; Lis, Jennifer E; Chui, Michelle A. (2013). Evaluation of a Patient Perspective Module in a Required Medication Safety and Quality Course at a College of Pharmacy. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/171387.

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