Journal article

Resident and family engagement in medication management in aged care facilities: a systematic review

Elizabeth Manias, Tracey Bucknall, Alison Hutchinson, Briony Dow, Narelle Borrott

EXPERT OPINION ON DRUG SAFETY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Medication-related harms may occur if residents and families are not involved when important medication decisions are made. We examined how residents and families engage in the management of residents' medications in aged care facilities.Areas covered: A systematic review was undertaken, which was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42020152700). Electronic databases were searched from inception until 27 August 2020 using MEDLINE/PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO and EMBASE. Data synthesis was undertaken using thematic analysis.Expert opinion: Forty studies were included. Communication tended to be unidirectional comprising consultations where residents and families provided medication informa..

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