Online ISSN : 1347-5231
Print ISSN : 0031-6903
ISSN-L : 0031-6903
杉本 幸子大原 宏司眞島 崇
ジャーナル フリー

2021 年 141 巻 12 号 p. 1373-1387


The purpose of this study was to clarify the current status of collaboration between nurses and community pharmacists as well as the requests and expectations that community pharmacists have of nurses in community-based comprehensive care systems. Questionnaires requiring open-ended responses were sent to 867 pharmacies throughout Fukushima prefecture (excluding four suspended pharmacies). We asked one pharmacist at each facility to answer the questions. We then analyzed the collected questionnaires using descriptive statistics, including the current status of nurse cooperation and the basic information about the pharmacies. Additionally, the open-ended descriptions of nurses' requests and expectations were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The questionnaire collection rate was 32% (278 cases), and the breakdown of pharmacies that responded was 68.0% for facilities with 1 or 2 full-time pharmacists and 27.0% for facilities with 3 to 5 pharmacists. About 30% of respondents reported contact with the nursing profession at least once a week, while about 50% reported no contact at all or several times a year. The types of nurses collaborating with the pharmacies were clinic nurses (54.6%) and visiting nurses (43.4%). Some pharmacists had expected nurses to work cooperatively and rely on pharmacists. These results indicate that only about half of the pharmacists had opportunities to cooperate with nurses. For trust to be established between nurses and pharmacists, it is necessary for nurses to ask the pharmacists about medication and consult with them about patient medication management.

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