Involving patients in a workshop focused on communication skills: a proofofconceptofexperiential trainingforresidents inhospital pharmacy.

Abstract : What was done?: We developed a workshop involving patients within the training programme of residents in hospital pharmacy. The workshop focused on communication skills needed to improve the quality and effectiveness of a pharmaceutical interview. Why was it done?: The development of clinical pharmacy allows pharmacists to take patient-centered roles and responsibilities. However, patient-centered care requires a specific set of skills and training, such as patient-focused communication and conducting structured interviews. Thus, improvement of pharmacist-patient communication may lead to better clinical outcomes. How was it done?: The workshop was developed jointly by two senior clinical pharmacists and a lecturer in education and communication science. The learning process integrated: working on participants’ perception of pharmacists-patient communication, didactic learning, training activities and evaluation. The assessment of the learning effect was performed by self-, peers-, and patient-scored charts. Patients’ feedback during the training activities and assessments was highlighted as the cornerstone of the learning process. What has been achieved?: First, we built a competency chart on communication skills needed to perform a structured pharmaceutical interview. This tool has been validated by the patients and well accepted by the learners. It was used to assess the learning effect of the workshop, and may serve as a guide for the continuous development of junior practitioners. Secondly, the workshop has actually been implemented, with both the learners and patients expressing a high general acceptance and satisfaction. Finally, preliminary results show a learning effect assessed by both peers and patients. What next?: The involvement of patients needs to be further expanded to the training programmes of undergraduate students, residents and clinical pharmacists. A future action planned is to develop a model with the French Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SFPC) for a national systematic training module: “Improving pharmaceutical interviews’ performance through effective communication”, involving patients.
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Caroline Hache, Stéphane Honoré, Guillaume Hache. Involving patients in a workshop focused on communication skills: a proofofconceptofexperiential trainingforresidents inhospital pharmacy.. 23rd congress of EAHP (European association of Hospital pharmacists), Mar 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden. ⟨http://www.eahp.eu/gpis/involving-patients-workshop-focused-communication-skills-proof-concept-experiential-training⟩. ⟨hal-01953505⟩

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