The effects of medication-management training on clinicians' understanding and clinical practice in Hong Kong Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Medication management training programmes for mental health clinicians have been shown to improve clinical outcomes for service users. These studies do not explore from a clinician's perspective how the knowledge and skills learnt during training have been applied in clinical practice and if similarly positive results are observed in differing cultural settings. This study used individual concept mapping series to explore changes in understanding and to aid self-prompted qualitative interviews following a medication management course in Hong Kong. Qualitative interview data shows clinicians developed a systematic but pragmatic approach towards delivering interventions which is in response to perceived implementation barriers. This paper highlights the importance of the cultural and clinical context when using evidence-based medication management interventions; the training may benefit from the addition of specific teaching content and support to help clinicians deal with these issues.

publication date

  • 2013