Doctorate of Professional Practice

Joan MacLeod, Robert Gordon University

It would be my aim to explore and increase understanding of the pharmaceutical care needs of patients in the community with recognised incapacity and as a result, identify how pharmacists can support their formal and informal carers with medication related issues.

The research questions will focus on the perspective of formal and informal carers, care managers/co-ordinators, GPs and pharmacists linked to person with incapacty.

  • What are the conditions treated and drugs prescribed?
  • What challenges do they face when managing these conditions and prescribing/administering these medicines?
  • What are their attitudes, beliefs, expectations and experiences relating to this person’s pharmaceutical care?

This project ran from September 2014 to September 2019.