Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/614114
Title:
Assessing Access to Pharmacy Care Among Refugees in Tucson, AZ
Author:
Almada, Elena; Vasquez, Kellie; Cooley, Janet
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2015
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: To describe refugee access to pharmacy care as perceived by key informants and pharmacists. Methods: Two groups of providers working with the refugee population in Tucson, AZ served as key informants. Case managers were asked questions about establishing refugees in a pharmacy and current resources available to refugees for pharmacy care. The interview for pharmacists focused on current services available for limited-English speaking patients, their point of view on these services and their perceptions of the barrier for refugee populations in accessing pharmacy care. Results: Five case managers and five pharmacists were interviewed. Overall case managers and community pharmacists identified the language barrier as the main problem for refugees in accessing pharmacy care. Translation services are limited in the community pharmacy setting and existing services are underutilized. Conclusions: Key informants and pharmacists agreed that language and communication are the principal barriers to access pharmacy care among refugees.
Description:
Class of 2015 Abstract
Keywords:
Pharmacy Care; Refugees; Tucson, AZ
Advisor:
Cooley, Janet

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorCooley, Janeten
dc.contributor.authorAlmada, Elenaen
dc.contributor.authorVasquez, Kellieen
dc.contributor.authorCooley, Janeten
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T15:43:21Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-22T15:43:21Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614114-
dc.descriptionClass of 2015 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To describe refugee access to pharmacy care as perceived by key informants and pharmacists. Methods: Two groups of providers working with the refugee population in Tucson, AZ served as key informants. Case managers were asked questions about establishing refugees in a pharmacy and current resources available to refugees for pharmacy care. The interview for pharmacists focused on current services available for limited-English speaking patients, their point of view on these services and their perceptions of the barrier for refugee populations in accessing pharmacy care. Results: Five case managers and five pharmacists were interviewed. Overall case managers and community pharmacists identified the language barrier as the main problem for refugees in accessing pharmacy care. Translation services are limited in the community pharmacy setting and existing services are underutilized. Conclusions: Key informants and pharmacists agreed that language and communication are the principal barriers to access pharmacy care among refugees.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectPharmacy Careen
dc.subjectRefugeesen
dc.subjectTucson, AZen
dc.titleAssessing Access to Pharmacy Care Among Refugees in Tucson, AZen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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