Perception of Practice Change Facilitators on the professional future of this new job in community pharmacy

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Pharmaceutical Care Espana, 2014, 16 (3), pp. 81 - 88
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Objective: To explore opinions and perceptions of Practice Change Facilitator of their training and experiences in assisting in the implementation of Medication Reviews with follow- up in Spanish community pharmacy. Methods: A focus group of six Practice Change Facilitators was conducted at the headquarters of the Spanish General Council of Pharmacists' Associations. A semi-structured interview guide was used. Results: Two domains emerged underpinned by a number of themes. One domain was related to the interaction between the pharmacy and the Practice Change Facilitator. This included their role as a motivator, a facilitator of internal and external communication, and teacher of the clinical aspects and methodological issues of the process of medication reviews with a follow-up. The second domain was composed of themes including personal traits and characteristics, and by work-related conditions such as flexibility of the individual and contractual obligations. Conclusions: This paper provides qualitative evidence which can be used by employers to further define the role, functions and optimal personal traits of Practice Change Facilitators.
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