Working together to improve the health care of Australia is of utmost importance to MedRN.
Whilst we support nursing staff with continuing nurse education in the area of medicines, we are also keen to bring to awareness different projects which nurses can assist in or spread the word to their relevant contacts. Together we can play a part in the changing face of healthcare of which we will all utilise at some point in our lives.
MedRN’s current DVD series focuses extensively on The Management of Chronic Pain and inevitably as a secondary consequence to pain, depression and/or anxiety may result. The mental welfare of someone suffering a chronic condition can be a difficult burden to bear. Strong evidence is gathering and recognising the significance of providing BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL support. Below is in invitation to participate in a worthwhile project that may be of interest to you.
“ Griffith University Mental Health and Community Pharmacy Project”
Can You Help?
We are looking for people who have experienced mental illness or carers/family members to take part in a study of the evolving role of community pharmacy. We would like to hear from you.
What’s it all about?
We want to know about your experiences, needs and expectations of community pharmacies. This information will help develop a new program to train pharmacy staff to work with consumers and carers to manage their medicines.
What will you have to do?
Answer some questions by phone or in a survey after you have visited your pharmacy. This will take about 10-15 minutes. The information will be anonymous and collected by a Griffith researcher. We would like to do this three times over the next 18 months. You will be reimbursed for your time.
Who is behind this project?
The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement Research and Development Program managed by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Ethics approval has been obtained from the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee (PHM/13/11/HREC).
Will there be reimbursements for my participation?
Yes, ring the hotline: 1800 600 687 for more details.
Want to know more?
Free hotline: 1800 600 687