Research Reflection Articles

Research Reflection is a new article type, published in Pharmacy GRIT.

Research Reflection articles are the place for you to recount your personal research experiences with the entire SHPA community. Rather than presenting data and findings, these articles provide an opportunity to reflect on your experiences with the process of conducting research, to share your wins, and consider the challenges.

Smooth seas don't make for skilled sailors (or researchers)

Sophie De Rota                                                                                                                                                                                                

This absorbing research reflection offers a sophisticated and personal account of the ups and downs of the research process during a Digital Health Record rollout process.

[Published 17 June 2024]

Can video-assisted learning kill the radio star?

Samuel B. Bougher                                                                                                                                                                         

This delightful reflection recounts Sam’s research experiences while investigating the appropriateness of video-assisted debriefing to the teaching of medication history skills.

[Published 27 May 2024]

The research cycle: assessing the effectiveness of an intervention on the bowel preparation dispensing process

Shannon L. Edwards                                                                                                                                                                              

Shannon’s article is based on the implementation of a new bowel preparation dispensing process at Cairns Hospital and offers a sophisticated reflection on existing limitations in academic publishing.

[Published 20 May 2024]

Evaluating the benefit of pharmacist integrated charting of discharge medications on Electronic Discharge Summaries

Janita Singh                                                                                                                                                                                    

Drawing on the experience of an observational study on pharmacist integrated charting of discharge medicines on electronic discharge summaries, Janita shares an engaging reflection on the opportunities for growth when conducting research.  

[Published 13 May 2024]

Anticoagulation reversal audit: a reflection

Joshua Lui                                                                                                                                                                                     

After undertaking a retrospective medication use evaluation on anticoagulation reversal, Joshua reflects on the ways research design and data collection can impact results and interpretation.

[Published 6 May 2024]

Reflection: appropriateness of ADT booster vaccines administered in the emergency department

Julie J. Kalf

Julie’s project focused on assessing the appropriateness of ADT Booster vaccine use in the emergency department in North Queensland. Julie encountered significant challenges throughout the research process; proving herself to be a resilient and insightful researcher and the importance of knowledge and mentorship to support emerging researchers.

[Published 29 April 2024]

Drug use evaluation on cabergoline for post-partum lactation suppression at Canberra Health Services

Kalya Cho

Arising from a project investigating medication administration timeframes of cabergoline, this engaging reflection documents the impact of unforeseen challenges and the importance of data collection for enhancing research power.

[Published 22 April 2024]

The benefit of local research: conducting an audit of appropriateness of new proton pump inhibitor prescriptions on discharge

Alice I. Hann                                                                                                                                                                                                

This article is a sophisticated reflection on the ways smaller, local projects can lay foundations for future research and Alice’s changing perspective of the value of local audits.

[Published 17 April 2024]

Navigating new horizons: reflecting on my journey through through student supervision and charting a course for error remediation

Irina Rigoli                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

This reflection provides an account of Irina’s first experience as a lead supervisor of a team including five student researchers. The mixed-method project aimed to explore mental health education among Australian hospital pharmacists, identify areas of improvement and included development and data analysis managed by the five talented student researchers. Irina’s reflection documents some of the key challenges she encountered as lead supervisor and includes a range of improvements for future projects.

[Published 19 February 2024]

Stepping into the digital era

Emma K. Whitney

An engaging reflection that explores the impact of the Digital Health Record on data collection.

[Published 30 January 2024]

Developing pre-recorded pharmacist video-education for cancer patients

Tara M. Poke

Currently in development, this project aims to develop pre-recorded patient education resources for cancer treatment. 

[Published 19 October 2023]

A first for me but probably not my last: a reflection on my research project

Muhammad Nashrudin Bin Jamaludin

Reflecting on the experience of implementing the Digitial Health Record on Parkinson's Disease medicine administration.

[Published 19 October 2023]

Hospital pharmacists' understandings of and attitudes towards beta-lactam allergies and de-labelling

Rhiannon Froude                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Authored by Rhiannon Froude, SHPA's 2022 Resident of the Year. 

[Published 9 October 2023]

Piloting a research project through the COVID-19 pandemic

Abigail A. Pinto                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Celebrate the first published Research Reflection article by sharing Abigail A. Pinto's research experience during the emergence of COVID-19. 

[Published 19 June 2023]