Claire L. O’Reilly

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Medicines are a major treatment modality for many mental illnesses, and with the growing burden of mental disorders worldwide pharmacists are ideally positioned to play a greater role in supporting people with a mental illness. This narrative review aims to describe the evidence for pharmacist-delivered services in mental health care and address the(More)
Few studies have investigated strategies to identify and resolve drug-related problems among clients of community mental health teams (CMHTs). The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical impact and appropriateness of comprehensive medication reviews for clients of CMHTs. Trained pharmacists conducted interviews (30–45 min each) with clients of(More)
Background The importance of pharmacists in mental healthcare is starting to be recognised around the world. However few studies have focused on the evidence supporting pharmacist involvement in the inpatient mental healthcare setting. Aim Evaluate types of outcomes achieved and level of evidence supporting clinical pharmacy services in inpatient mental(More)
Background Drug-related problems (DRPs) cause significant morbidity and mortality in healthcare. Clinical pharmacists have shown to reduce DRPs in the inpatient setting. In mental health the effects of clinical pharmacists on DRPs is relatively unknown. Objective To explore the clinical role of inpatient mental health pharmacists and the factors affecting(More)
BACKGROUND The role of community pharmacists is changing globally with pharmacists engaging in more clinically-oriented roles, including in mental health care. Pharmacists' interventions have been shown to improve mental health related outcomes but various barriers can limit pharmacists in their care of patients. We aimed to explore the experiences of(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the self-reported effect of consumer and caregiver-led education for pharmacy students and to explore the goals, challenges and benefits of mental health consumer educators providing education to health professional students. Five focus groups (mean duration 46 min, SD 22 min) were held with 23 participants (11(More)
Contact with mental health consumers has shown to be a promising strategy to address mental health stigma, particularly in the context of pharmacy education. This research aimed to compare the effectiveness of a direct (face-to-face) contact intervention with an indirect (film based) contact intervention in reducing the mental health stigma of pharmacy(More)
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