UM  > 中華醫藥研究院
Barriers to pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities that support the appropriate and safe use of dietary supplements in the United States: Perspectives of key stakeholders
Ung, Carolina Oi Lam1; Harnett, Joanna E.2; Hu, Hao1; Desselle, Shane P.3
2019
Source PublicationAMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACY
ISSN1079-2082
Volume76Issue:13Pages:980-990
Abstract

PURPOSE Complementary health approaches including the use of dietary supplements (DS) such as vitamin, mineral, nutritional, and herbal supplements are popular in the United States. Beyond a statement issued by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2004, knowledge about the role of pharmacists related to DS use is largely unknown. The objectives of this study were to identify pharmacists' and other key stakeholders' perceptions and opinions about assuming roles that ensure the appropriate and safe use of DS. METHODS A grounded theory approach involving in-depth, semi-structured key informant audio-recorded phone interviews with 12 practicing pharmacists and 10 key stakeholders were conducted. Key themes were identified using open coding, grouping, and categorizing. RESULTS Participants believed the majority of their patients self-select and purchase DS from a pharmacy, often in conjunction with conventional medicines, and reported concerns about the regulatory standards, efficacy, and safety of DS. Despite acknowledging their ethical and professional responsibilities regarding DS, as identified by the ASHP statement and other sources, the majority of pharmacists are not expecting their profession to adopt these in the near future because of multiple barriers. CONCLUSIONS There is a substantial disconnect between awareness of DS use and pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities regarding DS. The barriers identified are multifaceted, indicating the need for a joint effort from key stakeholders in developing a coordinated approach to supporting pharmacists in their practice efforts to ensure the appropriate and safe use of DS.

KeywordPharmacists Complementary Medicine Dietary Supplements Herbal Medicines Natural Products Pharmacy
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxz079
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPharmacology & Pharmacy
WOS SubjectPharmacology & Pharmacy
WOS IDWOS:000473762200007
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Cited Times [WOS]:2   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
Affiliation1.State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macao
2.University of Sydney School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and Australian Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3.University of Sydney School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and Australian Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Ung, Carolina Oi Lam,Harnett, Joanna E.,Hu, Hao,et al. Barriers to pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities that support the appropriate and safe use of dietary supplements in the United States: Perspectives of key stakeholders[J]. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACY,2019,76(13):980-990.
APA Ung, Carolina Oi Lam,Harnett, Joanna E.,Hu, Hao,&Desselle, Shane P..(2019).Barriers to pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities that support the appropriate and safe use of dietary supplements in the United States: Perspectives of key stakeholders.AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACY,76(13),980-990.
MLA Ung, Carolina Oi Lam,et al."Barriers to pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities that support the appropriate and safe use of dietary supplements in the United States: Perspectives of key stakeholders".AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACY 76.13(2019):980-990.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Ung, Carolina Oi Lam]'s Articles
[Harnett, Joanna E.]'s Articles
[Hu, Hao]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Ung, Carolina Oi Lam]'s Articles
[Harnett, Joanna E.]'s Articles
[Hu, Hao]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Ung, Carolina Oi Lam]'s Articles
[Harnett, Joanna E.]'s Articles
[Hu, Hao]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.