A mock "on-call" experience for pharmacy students in a pain and palliative care elective

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21133748

 
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Institution:
School of Pharmacy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026, USA. cherndo@siue.edu
Title:
A mock "on-call" experience for pharmacy students in a pain and palliative care elective
Source
J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2010 Dec;24(4):387-92.

Abstract

A pain and palliative care pharmacotherapy elective with a culminating experience requiring students to be "on-call," make a pharmacotherapy or monitoring decision in a short, specified period of time, and return the call of the health care professional (HCP) with an appropriate answer is described. The changing roles of pharmacists in pain management and end- of-life care are addressed. The structure of the experience and results from the first 74 students to complete it are discussed.