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How pharmacists can contribute in the transition towards person-centred care

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New commentary provides a basis for how pharmacists can become active contributors to the transition to a more person-centred 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.

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The commentary was written by Hanna Gyllensten, Reg. Pharmacist, PhD, Assoc. professor at the Institute for Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and researcher at The University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care GPCC, Joanne Fuller, Reg. Pharmacist, PhD, Postdoctor at the Institute for Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and researcher at The University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care GPCC, Malin Johansson Östbring, Reg. Pharmacist, PhD, Linneaus University, Clinical Pharmacist, Region Kalmar County.

Link to the article:

Gyllensten H, Fuller JM, Östbring MJ. Commentary: how person-centred is pharmaceutical care? Int J Clin Pharm. 2021 Sep 25. doi: 10.1007/s11096-021-01332-0.