IPE in clinical pharmacy education and influence at the bed side

[Speaker] Itsuko Ishii:1
[Co-author] Masato Okubo:1, Ikuko Sakai:2
1:Division of Pharmacy, Chiba University Hospital, Japan, 2:Graduate School of Nursing, Japan

Six-year system in Japanese pharmacy education started from 2007. The reason why we chose the big change is that pharmacists should focus on more clinical issue than material objects associated with needs of medical front. Especially, Japanese pharmacy education lacked humanism education, and pharmaceutical students are not generally very good at communication. From the reasons, the School of Pharmacy, Chiba University stated IPE with Medical School and School of Nursing.
 The purpose of our IPE is to develop autonomous healthcare professionals who provide patient and service user-centric care. Our IPE is 5 stages, and the last step, called Step 5, Clinical IPE, is making a treatment plan and discharge planning of actual patients in University Hospital. Students have already learned a holistic perspective though IPE Sterp1~4. Pharmacy students make a proposal not only general drug therapy but also approach individualized medicine. However, they can't decide which is the best for the patient because pharmacy students are insufficient training to get patient's information widely and consider deeply. While advancing a discussion, pharmacy students consider only medicine, spontaneously or they think only patient's information. However, in Clinical IPE, pharmacy students can lead better choice for the patient by discussion with other students considering with patient's opinions. From above, pharmacy students leaned the real collaboration with other profession and the meaning of patient and service user-centric care.

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