ERIC Number: ED360884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Certificate Program in Self-Care for Pharmacy Practice.
Blank, Jerome W.; Popovich, Nicholas G.
The Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences initiated a Certificate Program in Self-Care for Pharmacy Practice. The program aimed to enable pharmacists to develop their practice to better serve the self-care needs of customers. In a pilot group 26 participating pharmacists took a sequence of home study modules and workshops bracketed by introductory and closing workshops focusing on major issues and strategies in self-care consulting. Using a model of knowledge, skills and application, the eight therapeutic home study modules employed videotapes and print materials to emphasize disease or condition information pharmacists should know to advise or instruct customers. Workshops developed skills of pharmacists to ascertain information, instruct and advise patients about their condition, or refer them to another provider. Pharmacists also learned how to address other topics to allow them to independently develop new areas after the certificate program. Throughout the program participants were evaluated on knowledge and skill acquisition, attitudes toward the program, organization, techniques and intensity. Later the Indiana Pharmacists Association helped participants prepare for the certification process. Twenty-five of the participants completed the program, spent about 125 hours over 14 months on the program, and rated it highly. An executive summary is included with the final report. Appendixes contain five tables and comments for the funding staff. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.