Special Issue "Consumers’ and Caregivers’ Perceptions of Pharmacist Services"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: patients’ and caregivers’ experiences; psychometrics; quantitative analysis; structural equation modelling
Interests: quality use of medicines; pediatrics; self-care; medication dose error; mystery shopping
Family caregivers support some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Including the perspectives of family caregivers in the design, implementation and evaluation of pharmacy and medication-related health services is a necessary but sometimes overlooked consideration. Family caregivers need to be informed of the many opportunities available to them in regard to medicines safety initiatives and they should be empowered to seek help and negotiate often complex care pathways.
This Special Issue of Pharmacy seeks to publicize research regarding family caregivers’ perceptions of their interactions with pharmacy and medication-related health services. The list of topics that would be suitable could include information-seeking behaviour, awareness raising, and/or caregiver education, goal-setting for caregivers, ethical issues arising from the interactions between the triad of patient, caregiver and health system and more. Ideally, we would receive submissions from studies conducted in a range of settings such as community, hospital, residential care facilities as well as studies dealing with transitions of care between settings. We welcome a wide range of methodologies which could include literature reviews, studies designed with qualitative and quantitative methods, studies with experimental design such as trials or studies focused on implementation science, provided the target of the research relates to pharmacy or medication-related health services and the participant is the family caregiver.
Dr. Stephen Carter
Assoc. Prof. Rebekah Moles
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Lived experiences
- Medication burden
- Transitions of care
- Caregiver skills