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Pharmacists' views of preceptorship


Marriott, J and Galbraith, K and Taylor, S and Dalton, L and Rose, M and Bull, R and Leversha, A and Best, D and Howarth, H and Simpson, M, Pharmacists' views of preceptorship, Pharmacy Education, 6, (4) pp. 245-252. ISSN 1560-2214 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/15602210600888593


Aims: To determine rural pharmacists' attitudes towards being a preceptor. Methods: A survey was undertaken before pharmacists commenced a preceptor education program. Pharmacist's rated their attitudes and abilities as a preceptor using a 5-point Likert scale. Qualitative data from open-ended questions was analysed for themes. Results: The pharmacists' rating of their attitudes and abilities as a preceptor is presented as a mean score. The themes identified from open-ended questions included: reasons for being a preceptor; benefits and rewards of the preceptor role; challenges; personal strengths and weaknesses. Conclusion: Pharmacist preceptors have a similar view of their role to preceptors in other professions. They identify a number of rewards of precepting and are aware of their limitations in the role. Awareness that these limitations can impact on the success of the learning experience led pharmacists to undertake the online Australian Pharmacy Preceptor Education Program.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Primary health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Rural and remote area health
UTAS Author:Dalton, L (Dr Lisa Dalton)
UTAS Author:Bull, R (Professor Rosalind Bull)
UTAS Author:Howarth, H (Ms Helen Howarth)
ID Code:42373
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-04-18

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