2018 年 37 巻 2 号 p. 117-126
【Objective】 Nowadays, the pharmacist’s work changed from product-centered to patient-centered care. In this research, we make it clear through patient’s talk what a patient expects of a family pharmacist and a pharmacy. We think it is utilized to construct a communication standard required for family pharmacists. 【Method】 Focus group interviews were conducted with 3 groups of 11 patients who utilize pharmacies, recruited through snowball sampling. Interview data were categorized using qualitative analysis method. 【Results】 As a result of analysis, 7 categories and 43 subcategories were generated. Based on these, a diagram was created representing the relationships between categories. 【Discussion】 The generated categories indicated “factors influencing patient’s relationship with pharmacists” and subcategories indicated “requests to or expectations from pharmacists by patients.” Many of them overlapped with the image of “family pharmacist/pharmacy” depicted in the “Pharmacy Vision for Patients” indicated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2017. Meanwhile, patients wanted attitude, ethics, and sense of mission as basic qualifications originally required in a medical professional. Moreover, the research showed broader viewpoints and expectations for advanced communication skills such as support of patient’s self-determination of medication, relationship between the patient and the physician, and consideration of social and economic background of the patient.