Interprofessional Learning on Polypharmacy

Date

2016-02-03

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Publisher

Wiley

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Prescribing errors remain a continuing patient safety concern. Eradicating error in prescribing requires closer working between doctors and pharmacists. We report on interprofessional learning for medical and pharmacy students on complex polypharmacy in older people. This short course enables final‐year students to work with in‐patients to meticulously assess the completeness and accuracy of their prescriptions. The learning theory applied is experiential learning and reflection.

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Keywords

Interprofessional Education, pharmacy practice, medicine, medical education, pharmacy education, polypharmacy, medicines optimisation

Citation

Anderson A and Lakhani, N. (2016) Interprofessional Learning on Polypharmacy. The Clinical Teacher; 13(4), pp. 291–297.

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Research Institute

Leicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)