Assessment of Patient Satisfaction upon Establishment of Pharmaceutical Care in Oncology

Linu, Babu (2014) Assessment of Patient Satisfaction upon Establishment of Pharmaceutical Care in Oncology. Masters thesis, KMCH College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore.

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A cancer diagnosis places considerable stress on patients and their families. They find themselves discomfort with the strange health system; making serious decisions with long term consequences; living with uncertainness about the nature, cause and indefinite progress of the disease; living with a disrupted family, work, social life and facing the possibility of becoming increasingly dependent on othersthat patients seem to show good response with satisfaction towards patient counselling upon pharmaceutical care in oncology. Patient satisfaction is beneficial to improve patients’ quality of life, thereby leading to achieve positive clinical outcome.Currently, patients are well satisfied about cancer treatment information with the general set up. But the introduction of pharmaceutical care could still improve the level of satisfaction to maximize the clinical benefits. The counseling on complementary treatments is yet to be improved as most of the patients are somehow satisfied with the information given about that. Different age groups and education levels show difference in satisfaction level and our way of approach should be set in that way to bring considerable improvement for all of them. A need based information education is always preferable to satisfy all kind of patients. We found significant progress with higher satisfaction upon knowledge on side effects and its management by the establishment of pharmaceutical care. This knowledge will improve patient compliance and enables then to cope up with further treatment odalities.Identifying the pharmacist by the patient is the first step of progress from which pharmaceutical care services can grow further. At present, the profession of oncology pharmacist is at a very low level and scarcely identified by patient. Similar studies concentrating on various areas of pharmaceutical care can improve the profession as well as patients’ outcome.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessment ; Patient Satisfaction ; Establishment ; Pharmaceutical Care ; Oncology.
Subjects: PHARMACY > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Ravindran C
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 05:22
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 05:26

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