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  • December 9, 2010
  • 08:00 AM

Good Idea, Bad Execution: Dosing Errors, A Preventable Harm

by Scott Gavura in Science-Based Medicine

We spend a lot time at SBM discussing different elements of the art and science of medicine, and how we believe that practice can be improve. Yet our science-based intentions can be thwarted at the last possible moment – in the form of dosing errors. The workup may have been comprehensive, the diagnosis could be [...]... Read more »

Yin HS, Mendelsohn AL, Wolf MS, Parker RM, Fierman A, van Schaick L, Bazan IS, Kline MD, & Dreyer BP. (2010) Parents' medication administration errors: role of dosing instruments and health literacy. Archives of pediatrics , 164(2), 181-6. PMID: 20124148  

  • December 8, 2010
  • 04:11 PM

Impact of regulation of Community Pharmacies on efficiency, access and equity. Evidence from the UK and Spain

by Amir Rashid in Pharmacy Commitment PhD

An interesting study by Lluch & Kanavos (2009) in which they examine the regulation of community pharmacies in two context, the UK and Spain. Lluch & Kanavos contend that in the early part of this century in the EU there appears to have been an increasing move toward deregulation in community pharmacy with the view [...]... Read more »

  • December 2, 2010
  • 09:50 PM

The great boundary crossing: Perceptions on training pharmacists as supplementary prescribers in the UK

by Amir Rashid in Pharmacy Commitment PhD

An interesting study by Tann, et al (2010). They argue that, once the preserve of the medical profession, prescribing rights have now been extended to others including pharmacists. However in this paper the authors concentrate on one form of “non medical” prescribing by pharmacists, namely supplementary prescribing, which is carried out in partnership, with mostly, [...]... Read more »

  • November 3, 2010
  • 03:01 PM

Factors contributing to the Satisfaction and Performance Ability of Community Pharmacists: A Path Model Analysis

by Amir Rashid in Pharmacy Commitment PhD


Recently came across a study by Desselle and Tipton from 2001. The authors contend that a satisfied workforce is a productive workforce. They highlight that back then (as is the case now – Ed) the work environment was in a state of flux leading to perceived instability in the work environment of the employing organisation. [...]... Read more »

Shane P. Desselle, & David J. Tipton. (2001) Factors contributing to the Satisfaction and Perfromance Ability of Community Pharmacists: A Path Model Analysis. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 18(1), 15-23. info:/

  • September 16, 2010
  • 08:43 AM

Leaving the organization or the profession – a multilevel analysis of nurses’ intentions

by Amir Rashid in Pharmacy Commitment PhD


Whilst endeavouring to keep updated with my research topics I came across  the following study on leaving intentions by Simon et al (2010).
The authors have identified three dimensions which they suggest illustrate the different aspects which contribute to Turnover in previous definitions: Voluntariness (collaborative relationship with organisation), Controllability (who has actual control over turnover), and [...]... Read more »

  • March 22, 2010
  • 05:12 PM

Applications of Structural Equation Modeling in Psychological Research

by Amir Rashid in Pharmacy Commitment PhD

Admittedly I am still becoming familiar with Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) in preparation for stage 2 of my research. To do this I have attended training, read literature and had a go at using SEM software such as AMOS 7. One paper which was heartily recommended by the training facilitator was MacCallum & Austin (2000). Even ten [...]... Read more »

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