Clinical decision-making: An essential skill for 21st century pharmacy pratice
Wright, Daniel F.B.; Anakin, Megan G.; Duffull, Stephen B.
Clinical decision-making skills are recognized as a central component of professional competency but are underdeveloped in pharmacy compared to other health professions. There is an urgent need for a comprehensive understanding of how pharmacists can best develop and use therapeutic decision-making skills in clinical practice. The aims of this commentary are to define clinical decision-making in pharmacy practice, and to present a model for clinical decision-making that aligns with a philosophical framework for pharmacy practice. The model has utility in education programs for pharmacists and provides a framework for understanding patient- facing clinical services in practice.
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Keywords: Decision-making; Clinical-reasoning; Clinical-judgement; Pharmacy practice; Education
Research Type: Journal Article