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dc.contributor.authorFejzic, Jasmina
dc.contributor.authorEmmerton, L.
dc.contributor.authorTett, S.
dc.contributor.editorLi Wan Po, A.
dc.contributor.editorKendall, M. J.
dc.contributor.editorPeterson, G.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:37:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:37:55Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-06-06T06:04:18Z
dc.identifier.issn0269-4727
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2710.2009.01093.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37384
dc.description.abstractPartnerships and concordance are desirable concepts for optimal healthcare. The concept of concordance is based on negotiation between equals in a therapeutic relationship, forming a therapeutic alliance between all partners. One field of healthcare in which concordant relationships may be particularly desirable is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). CAM is increasingly used by consumers worldwide, and provider-patient relationships are important across the spectrum of CAM-to-conventional medicine; thus, it was considered useful to research CAM and concordance in parallel. The objective of this problem-detection study (PDS) was to investigate practitioners' (general practitioners', pharmacists' and CAM practitioners') views on their relationships and reaching concordant partnerships with consumers in the areas of both conventional medicine and CAM. Focus groups and semi-structured interviews guided the development of the PDS instrument. The questionnaire consisted of 36 items corresponding to seven thematic units deduced from the preliminary data. The differences in perceptions between the surveyed groups indicated that achieving concordance relies on mutual respect and communication and understanding of roles, responsibilities and limitations, and differences in opinion may be compromising the formation of partnerships. Potentially problematic issues identified by this research could be addressed by educational interventions and enhancement of communication between all parties involved, as information loses value when not shared, and may be prone to contradiction and confusion. Further research is warranted in order to facilitate positive changes in the health system.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom309
dc.relation.ispartofpageto321
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1115
dc.titleTowards concordance in healthcare: perspectives of general practitioners, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and pharmacists in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Pharmacy
gro.rights.copyright© 2010 The Authors. This is the author-manuscript version of the following article: Towards concordance in health care: perspectives of general practitioners, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and pharmacists in Australia, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 309–321, June 2010, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2710.2009.01093.x
gro.date.issued2010
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gro.griffith.authorFejzic, Jasmina


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