A qualitative systematic review of the factors that influence prescribing decisions by nurse independent prescribers in primary care

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Djerbib, A. (2018). A qualitative systematic review of the factors that influence prescribing decisions by nurse independent prescribers in primary care. Primary Health Care. 28 (3), pp. 25-34. https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.2018.e1355
AuthorsDjerbib, A.
Abstract

This article aims to understand the factors that influence nurse independent prescribers’ decisions in primary care in the UK. The author undertook a search of all relevant electronic databases and resources, as well as pertinent journals and reference lists of retrieved studies. Studies were assessed against specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, critically appraised, then analysed and synthesised using meta-ethnography. Three main themes were generated: perception of competence, perception of risk, and impact on patient. These factors are not limited to nurse prescribers, with evidence suggesting GPs also experience similar issues.

It is vital that nurse independent prescribers are adequately supported. By understanding these factors, appropriate continuing professional development can be put in place. This will help to improve practice and service provision, which ultimately will ensure safer and more effective patient care.

Keywordsliterature review - non-medical prescribing - nurse prescriber - nurse independent prescriber - prescribing decisions - primary care
Year2018
JournalPrimary Health Care
Journal citation28 (3), pp. 25-34
PublisherRCN Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN2047-900X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.2018.e1355
Web address (URL)https://journals.rcni.com/primary-health-care/a-qualitative-systematic-review-of-the-factors-that-influence-prescribing-decisions-by-nurse-independent-prescribers-in-primary-care-phc.2018.e1355
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PrintApr 2018
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Accepted10 Oct 2017
Deposited20 Sep 2022
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Djerbib, A. (2020). BOOK REVIEW. Journal of Prescribing Practice. 2 (1), pp. 48-48. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2020.2.1.48