Nurse and pharmacist prescribers responded positively to the emotional cues and concerns of their patients, according to the results of a study that involved audio recording more than 500 consultations in primary care in England. In total, 51 professionals were involved – a mix of GPs, nurse prescribers and pharmacist prescribers.
Riley R et al. A comparison of GP, pharmacist and nurse prescriber responses to patients’ emotional cues and concerns in primary care consultations. Patient Educ Couns 2012 Dec 11. pii: S0738-3991(12)00457-0, published online ahead of print.