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Patientinformationens betydelse för en säker läkemedelshantering

by Elovson, Anette

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Lack of information regarding the medication use process could be a reason for admission in hospitals with drug related problems. A well informed patient with a good knowledge can reduce risks for mismanagement in the medication use process. Patient education should be seen as an important component in patient care. The aim of this study was to highlight the importance of nurse’s role in patient information regarding safe medication use process. The research was based upon literature reviews and scientific articles witch can be found on the databases CINAHL, PubMed and ELIN during the period of Septem-ber and October 2007. Findings indicate that the nurses’ contribution to medication educa-tion is commonly limited. Lack of information is a key concern for many patients leading to a wide range of medication related problems. Medication programmes increase knowl-edge of medication and contribute to an effective patient education. Nurses, physicians and pharmacists should work collaboratively to reduce medication mismanagement. Conclu-sions show that nurses play an important role in identifying drug related problems. Provid-ing patients with relevant individual information about their medication use process may help to reduce anxiety about the prescription medication they are taking.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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Date of Publication:01/27/2008

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