Link to EAHP Statements
- Section 1 - Introductory Statements and Governance: Statements - 1.3, 1.7
- Section 6 - Education and Research: Statements - 6.4, 6.5
ACPE UAN: 0475-0000-23-002-L04-P - A knowledge-based activity
A symbiosis between hospital pharmacy practice and research should provide synergy in both disciplines with the aim of benefiting patient treatment, but how do we provide a research friendly setting in the hospital pharmacy?
Close collaboration with a university may provide a natural research environment for undergraduate and post graduate students as well as for PhD students and senior researchers. Also, a university hospital may accommodate research within many disciplines, which fertilises multidisciplinary research projects.
However, some hospital pharmacies are not affiliated with a university, which may cause difficulties or maybe opportunities when starting and maintaining a research culture.
Core elements in a successful research culture include hospital management support, funding possibilities, networking opportunities and continued research support like access to a library including scientific journals. This session will give examples of how to achieve a successful research environment in a hospital pharmacy setting.
After the session, the participant should be able to:
- Recall examples of research projects conducted within the hospital pharmacy setting
- List facilitators of elements in a successful hospital pharmacy research environment
- Discuss the importance of collaboration and networking when conducting research
Educational need addressed
Research within the area of hospital pharmacy is essential for developing better ways of providing our services. However, research has traditionally not been a part of the hospital pharmacy profession, and consequently it is important to ensure the best possible strategies for including research within the hospital pharmacy practice.
Keywords: Research support, hospital management, publication, research collaboration