Smith, L., Brown, L., Bundy, A., Ronaldson, S., McKenzie, H., Lewis, P. A & Bosnic-Anticevich, S. (2013). A learning and teaching resource on patient self-management of chronic pain. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education,77(2), 1-9. United States of America: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe77235
Objective: To develop, pilot test, and evaluate an instructional module on patient self-management for undergraduate pharmacy students in an Australian university. Design: Learning outcomes and associated content and assessment tasks were developed, featuring lecture and readings, in-class discussions, and online delivery of in-depth interviews with patients who were living with chronic pain. Assessment: Students completed a premodule and postmodule questionnaire and were further assessed by multiple-choice questions following completion of the module and again at the end of the semester. Positive changes were identified in the students’ discourse surrounding patient self-management of chronic pain. Responses to multiple-choice questions showed that knowledge was sustained over the course of the semester. Conclusions: Completion of a comprehensive module on patient self-management increased undergraduate pharmacy students’ understanding and knowledge of patients experiencing chronic pain. The module could be implemented across other healthcare disciplines.
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