Patient and family participation in medication communication at discharge
Review TypeNone: Sigma Grant Recipient Report
Repository Posting Date2019-09-27T17:04:54Z
Author(s)Tobiano, Georgia; Manias, Elizabeth; Chaboyer, Wendy; Raleigh, Rachael; Teasdale, Trudy; Barker, Julie
Author DetailsGeorgia Tobiano (a), Wendy Chaboyer (b, c), Trudy Teasdale (a), Rachael Raleigh (a), Elizabeth Manias (d, e). a) Gold Coast Health, Gold Coast University Hospital, 1 Hospital Boulevard, Southport, Queensland, 4215, Australia. b) School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Parklands Drive, Southport, Queensland, 4215, Australia. c) Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Parklands Drive, Southport, Queensland, 4215, Australia. d) School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia. e) Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia
Lead Author Sigma AffliationPi Delta
Lead Author AffliationGold Coast Health, Southport, Australia
Level of EvidenceOther
Research ApproachMixed/Multi Method Research
KeywordsCommunication; Patient Participation; Medication Reconciliation; Patient Medication Knowledge; Medication History; Inpatients; Patient
Patient and family engagement is advocated internationally as a strategy to enhance medication safety at transitions of care. Enhancing communication is a major means of enabling patient and family engagement. The aim of this study was to explore patients’ and families’ participation in discharge medication communication. Specific research questions included: 1) What factors facilitate or hinder patients’ and families’ participation in discharge medication communication? (Work system); 2) How do patients and families participate in discharge medication communication? (Process); 3) What are patients’ and families’ perceived benefits of discharge medication communication? (Outcomes).
Funder(s)Sigma Foundation for Nursing
DescriptionDr. Tobiano is a 2017-2018 Sigma Grant Recipient of the Virginia Henderson Clinical Research Grant
NotesThe Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the Sigma grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the Sigma grant final report and its appearance in this repository.
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