Communication relating to family members' involvement and understandings about patients' medication management in hospital
Health Expectations | WILEY | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Many patients with complex health-care needs are prescribed several medications on a daily basis. With admission to hospital, patients are often placed in a vulnerable position. Family members can therefore play an important role in supporting patients in decision making about managing medications and negotiating communication exchange with health professionals. OBJECTIVES: From the perspective of family members, to explore family members' involvement with health professionals and patients about how patients' medications are managed in hospital. DESIGN: Using an ethnographic design, interviews were conducted with family members of patients admitted to hospital who had at least fi..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Australian Research Council, Discovery Project Grant (DP0771068).