From Patient-centered to Person-centered: The pharmacist's role and value in community-integrated care transformation
Patient-centered care lies at the center of the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) and recognizes the pharmacist’s responsibility for the patient’s drug-related and health needs, concerns, and expectations as well as prioritizing the patient’s interests before all others. Person-centered care more explicitly expands the pharmacist’s understanding of the patient to a person with rights, knowledge, and experiences that extend outside of disease, illness, and pharmacotherapy. The Social Care Framework developed by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine provides a roadmap to how pharmacists can provide community-integrated care that is consistent with person-centeredness. Doing so can expand the pharmacist’s role and value in a time of community-integrated care transformation.