Obtaining and communicating information about medicines

Sarah Ross

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    This article describes the skills required to obtain and communicate information during discussions with patients about medications. It includes medication history-taking, shared decision-making, giving information about a new medicine, helping patients move between primary and secondary care settings and supporting adherence with medications. All these processes require good communication skills integrated with an understanding of the relevant clinical pharmacology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)444-447
    Number of pages4
    Issue number7
    Early online date28 May 2016
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


    • Adherence
    • Adverse effects
    • Compliance
    • Concordance
    • Medication history
    • Medicines reconciliation
    • Prescribing
    • Prescription
    • Shared decision-making

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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