In this section, we will provide a brief summary and a link to the published abstract of newly published papers selected from the worldwide literature as being of particular interest to the SelfCare community.
Factors influencing the current practice of self-medication consultations in Eastern Indonesian community pharmacies: a qualitative study
By: Brata C, Fisher C, Marjadi B, Schneider CR, Clifford RM.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 May 13;16:179.
Summary: Research has shown that the current practice of pharmacy staff when providing self-medication consultations in Indonesia is suboptimal. The aim of this study is to identify the factors that influence current practice of pharmacy staff when handling self-medication consultations in community pharmacies. Fifteen in-depth interviews were conducted with pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy owners, and counter attendants. Complex and inter-related factors influence the current practice of providing consultations. Multiple strategies will be required to improve practice.