- 公益社団法人 日本薬学会
- YAKUGAKU ZASSHI (ISSN:00316903)
- vol.140, no.9, pp.1151-1164, 2020-09-01 (Released:2020-09-01)
Pharmacists working in collaboration with doctors are mainly involved in proposals and inquiries of prescription. At such times, belief conflicts are expected to deteriorate teamwork and induce stress. However, there is no strong evidence for this. To clarify factors resulting in belief conflicts, we conducted a survey among 594 pharmacists working at medical institutions in Gifu City and belonging to Gifu Pharmaceutical Association or Gifu Prefectural Society of Hospital Pharmacists between January 2019 and April 2019. The items of the survey were gender, place of employment, pharmacist working experience (years), awareness of “professional competencies for pharmacists” stated in Model Core Curriculum for Pharmacy Education —2015 version—, whether each item of “professional competencies for pharmacists” is applicable to himself/herself or not, whether teamwork deteriorates and stress occurs due to proposals and inquiries of prescription or not, and Assessment of Belief Conflict in Relationship-14 (ABCR-14). The recovery rate of the questionnaire was 50.3% and the valid response rate was 77.6%. Multiple logistic regression and Bayesian network analyses revealed that “I can empathize with a patient's feelings and emotions, but I experience difficulty with unfair criticism” commonly resulted in teamwork deterioration due to proposals of prescription. “Pharmacist working experience years (more than 10 years)” and “The other staff make unreasonable demands of me in the work” commonly resulted in stress. Thus, belief conflicts in therapeutic relationships result in teamwork deterioration and stress in prescription proposals.