A Study on How Industrial Pharmacists Rank Competences for Pharmacy Practice: A Case for Industrial Pharmacy Specialization

Atkinson, Jeffrey, De Paepe, Kristien, Pozo, Antonio, Rekkas, Dimitrios, Volmer, Daisy, Hirvonen, Jouni, Bozic, Borut, Skowron, Agnieska, Mircioiu, Constantin, Marcincal, Annie, Koster, Andries, Wilson, Keith and Van Schravendijk, Chris (2016). A Study on How Industrial Pharmacists Rank Competences for Pharmacy Practice: A Case for Industrial Pharmacy Specialization. Pharmacy, 4 (1), p. 13.

Abstract

This paper looks at the way in which industrial pharmacists rank the fundamental competences for pharmacy practice. European industrial pharmacists (n = 135) ranked 68 competences for practice, arranged into 13 clusters of two types (personal and patient care). Results show that, compared to community pharmacists (n = 258), industrial pharmacists rank competences centering on research, development and production of drugs higher, and those centering on patient care lower. Competences centering on values, communication skills, etc. were ranked similarly by the two groups of pharmacists. These results are discussed in the light of the existence or not of an “industrial pharmacy” specialization.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy4010013
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Pharmacy
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Additional Information: © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funding: Lifelong Learning program of the European Union: 527194-LLP-1-2012-1-BE-ERASMUS-EMCR, this project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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Published Date: 2016-02-06
Authors: Atkinson, Jeffrey
De Paepe, Kristien
Pozo, Antonio
Rekkas, Dimitrios
Volmer, Daisy
Hirvonen, Jouni
Bozic, Borut
Skowron, Agnieska
Mircioiu, Constantin
Marcincal, Annie
Koster, Andries
Wilson, Keith
Van Schravendijk, Chris

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