Effectiveness of a communication skills training course in continuing pharmaceutical education in Northern Ireland: a longitudinal study.

Norman Morrow, Owen Hargie

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    This paper describes the evaluation of a communication skills training (CST) course within a continuing pharmaceutical education (CPE) program. Self-reported evaluation by pharmacists was carried out using a15-item Inventory to determine the influence of the course immediately after training and three months post-course. The overall influence of the course on participants was strongly positive at both stages of evaluation. However, there was a significant decrease in the degree of influence at the second evaluation stage. A number of observations are made in respect of the reasons for this diminution of effect. Finally, on the basis of the evaluation results the implications for CST in pharmacy are discussed, and recommendations made to improve this area of training.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages148-152
    JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Volume51
    Publication statusPublished - 1987

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    Continuing Pharmacy Education
    Northern Ireland
    communication skills
    pharmaceutical
    Longitudinal Studies
    longitudinal study
    Communication
    evaluation
    education
    Diagnostic Self Evaluation
    Pharmacists
    pharmacist
    Equipment and Supplies

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