Perception of the Professional Knowledge of and Education on the Medical Technology Products among the Pharmacists in the Baltic and Nordic Countries—A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Division of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy en
dc.contributor.author Volmer, Daisy
dc.contributor.author Sokirskaja, Aleksandra
dc.contributor.author Laaksonen, Raisa Aurora
dc.contributor.author Vainio, Kirsti
dc.contributor.author Sandler, Niklas
dc.contributor.author Halvorsen, Kjell
dc.contributor.author Kjome, Reidun
dc.contributor.author Gizurarson, Sveinbjörn
dc.contributor.author Muceniece, Ruta
dc.contributor.author Maurina, Baiba
dc.contributor.author Dauksiene, Jurgita
dc.contributor.author Ruuben, Lilian
dc.contributor.author Björnsdottir, Ingunn
dc.contributor.author Ratassepp, Tagne
dc.contributor.author Heinämäki, Jyrki
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-08T11:10:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-08T11:10:01Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Volmer , D , Sokirskaja , A , Laaksonen , R A , Vainio , K , Sandler , N , Halvorsen , K , Kjome , R , Gizurarson , S , Muceniece , R , Maurina , B , Dauksiene , J , Ruuben , L , Björnsdottir , I , Ratassepp , T & Heinämäki , J 2016 , ' Perception of the Professional Knowledge of and Education on the Medical Technology Products among the Pharmacists in the Baltic and Nordic Countries—A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study ' Pharmacy , vol. 4 , no. 4 , 29 , pp. 29 . DOI: 10.3390/pharmacy4040029 en
dc.identifier.issn 2226-4787
dc.identifier.other PURE: 79097837
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 4a01c638-513f-4688-9590-f444a8ee8147
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000387942400002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/230815
dc.description.abstract With increased development of medical technology (MT), new challenges emerge related to education and training of pharmacists and other healthcare specialists. Currently, only a few universities in the EU promote MT education and research. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the current status, views on, and need for the education on MT for the pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists in the Baltic and Nordic countries. Methods: The representatives of higher education institutions and community/hospital pharmacists from six Baltic and Nordic countries participated in a qualitative cross-sectional exploratory internet-based study from May to October 2014. Results: Approximately two-third of the respondents considered professional knowledge about MT products important for pharmacists, but half of them had never participated in any MT courses. More practicing pharmacists than representatives of academia underlined the need for increased MT education for pharmacy students in the future. Conclusions: The pharmacists in the Baltic and Nordic countries consider the professional knowledge about MT as pertinent in their education and work. The limited number and status of MT courses available today, however, is a major concern among both pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists in these countries. In the future, increasing education combining theory and practice about MT products would be one possible solution to overcome this challenge. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 317 Pharmacy en
dc.subject medical technology en
dc.subject pharmcy education en
dc.subject pharmacy students en
dc.subject practising pharmacists en
dc.subject COMPETENCE en
dc.subject PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE en
dc.title Perception of the Professional Knowledge of and Education on the Medical Technology Products among the Pharmacists in the Baltic and Nordic Countries—A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy4040029
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