Yr Athro Marjorie Weiss
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
I am interested in the way patients make decisions about taking medicines, how health care professionals’ make decisions about what [and whether] to prescribe and the use of education to change health care professionals’ behaviour.
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Patient Decision-making about taking Medicines
- Shared decision-making involving decisions about medicines (concordance) and the extent to which this occurs in practice.
- The use of patient decision aids to facilitate patient involvement in decision-making.
- The rationality of patient accounts when deciding not to start anti-hypertensive medication.
- Women’s views on the effect of an increased range of suppliers of emergency contraception.
Health Care Professionals’ Decision-making
- Non-clinical factors that influence the decision-making of general practitioners, such as why general practitioners prescribe when it is not clinically necessary.
- How cost to the patient and overall health care costs influence general practitioners’ clinical decisions.
- How pharmacy counter assistants facilitate or hinder over-the-counter medicine sales.
- Nurses’ and doctors’ views of patient expectation for an antibiotic.
- How changes in the health care system have affected the professional status of doctors and pharmacists.
Use of Education to Change Health Care Professionals’ Behaviour
- To evaluate the use of educational interventions to improve the way health care professionals communicate with patients.
- Adult learning and innovation in teaching practice as methods of changing health care professional behaviour.
- The appropriateness of different outcome measures to assess the extent to which shared-decision making about medicine decisions has occurred.