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Start: 01-09-2018 - End: 31-08-2021

Project Reference: 2018-1-BE02-KA203-046861

Summary

Background

Nurses’ role in interdisciplinary pharmaceutical care is not transparent and varies between European countries. Similarly, in nurse education, a clear description of specific learning outcomes on pharmaceutical care is lacking and curricula in pharmaceutical care vary a lot. Furthermore, the match with the needs of the labour market and society is insufficient. The lack of transparency and recognition, together with the variation between countries, in nursing practice and nurse education, has a major impact. It hinders collaboration on different levels: interdisciplinary collaboration in clinical practice; transnational collaboration in research, education and innovation in Europe; labour mobility of nurses. As a result patient safety is threatened, development and innovation are slowed down, and healthcare budgets are not used in the most efficient way. Preliminary analysis of EUPRON data of 3300 European nurses, doctors and pharmacists, in preparation of DeMoPhaC, shows nearly all participants are convinced of the positive impact on quality of care of increased nurse involvement in pharmaceutical care. Interprofessional communication in pharmaceutical care scored 5,2/10, an alarming score given the link between patient safety and interprofessional communication. 

DeMoPhaC objectives and related outputs: 
1. to develop a model for nurses’ role in interprofessional pharmaceutical care, a framework for collaboration in pharmaceutical care on the different levels aforementioned, based on the needs and context of the labour market and society, in a qualitative interview study 
→ A scientific report on the results of the EUPRON study 
→ A scientific report on the qualitative study results 
→ A validated model for nurses’ role in interprofessional pharmaceutical care in Europe 
2. to specify and validate learning outcomes for nurse education in pharmaceutical care, which meet the learning needs of students, matched to the labour market and societal needs, in a Delphi study 
→ Validated learning outcomes for nurse education in Europe on pharmaceutical care, framed in the European Qualification Framework 
3. to develop an assessment to evaluate competences in pharmaceutical care, as a guidance to evaluate nurse education, as a tool for nurse educators, for benchmarking, and nurse labour mobility 
→ An assessment to evaluate nurse competences in pharmaceutical care 
4. to strengthen an international network for pharmaceutical care in nursing, to collaborate on nurse education, research, practice and policy 
→ A sustainable European network on nurse and pharmaceutical care, NuPhaC 
5. A strong involvement of students in the projects, connecting research, education and policy in Europe 
→ About 80 European nurse students trained in and contribute to nurse research, education and policy in Europe 
6. to describe nurses’ role, nurse education and student nurses’ competences in interdisciplinary pharmaceutical care in the European partner countries, necessary to reach objectives 1-3, and allowing benchmarking, a clarification of differences and similarities, essential for international collaboration, in 3 large-scale international cross-sectional studies 
→ 3 scientific reports + benchmarking in Europe on: 1) nurses’ role in in interprofessional pharmaceutical care; 2) nurse educational programs in pharmaceutical care; 3) nurse students’ competences in pharmaceutical care. 

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/2018-1-BE02-KA203-046861

Getting to know each other. 

Interpretation of the EUPRON results

Preparation of the qualitative study

22/10/2018
Kick off Meeting, Alicante

Intensive training for about 45 students to participate in the project

26 - 30/10/2018 
Intensive Study Programm 1, Antwerp, Belgium