IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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Oct. 7, 2021 Global

Commentary: how person-centred is pharmaceutical care?

An overview of the literature shows that there is limited guidance available on how to apply person-centred care within pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy practices. The aim of this recently published commentary is to provide insight into how person-centred care can impact on and be incorporated into contemporary pharmaceutical care practices.

In particular, it presents an overview of how to include the cornerstones of person-centred care – the narrative, the partnership, and the co-created health plan – in the clinical work tasks of outpatient and inpatient pharmacists. The commentary thus provides a theoretical basis for future discussion on how pharmacists can be active participants in the development towards more person-centred health systems that is occurring in many countries.