Pharmacy Competencies DRAFT

  1. Practice patient-centered and relationship-based care.
    • Provide care that is person-centered and relationship-based.
    • Demonstrate respect and understanding for patients' interpretations of health, disease, and illness that are based upon their cultural beliefs and practices.
    • Employ motivational interviewing and effective educational strategies that encourage patient engagement in symptom and disease self-management and strategies that improve whole person wellbeing.
  2. Obtain a comprehensive health history which includes mind-body-spirit, nutrition, and the use of conventional, complementary and integrative therapies and disciplines.
    • Demonstrate patient-centered history taking that includes physical, nutritional, social, economic, emotional, mental, environmental, and spiritual aspects of health and wellbeing that includes inquiry of conventional and complementary approaches.
    • Perform integrative health-related patient assessment that includes preventive, pharmaceutical, nutritional, behavioral, social, economic, cultural, environmental and spiritually-relevant determinants.
  3. Collaborate with individuals and families to develop a personalized plan of care to promote health and well-being which incorporates integrative approaches including lifestyle counseling and the use of mind-body strategies.
    • Collaborate with patients and care partners in conducting a health screening and management plan for disease prevention and treatment using conventional, complementary and integrative therapies when indicated.
    • Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills to incorporate integrative health-based self-care and self-management principles into practice settings.
    • Educate patients and communities in health promotion and disease prevention.
  4. Demonstrate skills in utilizing the evidence as it pertains to integrative healthcare.
    • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of evidence-based conventional, complementary and integrative healthcare approaches and translation into patient care.
    • Use evidence-based conventional, complementary and integrative healthcare resources at the point of care for prevention and treatment.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge about the major conventional, complementary and integrative health professions.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the standards, training, credentialing, expertise, knowledge and skills of conventional, complementary and integrative health professionals to promote optimal interprofessional collaboration.
    • Describe common integrative therapies, including their history, proposed mechanisms, dose/potency and duration, safety and efficacy profiles, contraindications, and patterns of use.
  6. Facilitate behavior change in individuals, families and communities.
    • Facilitate health behavior changes in patients, care partners and communities using an integrative health approach.
    • Implement person-centered shared decision making that potentially includes integrative healthcare.
  7. Work effectively as a member of an interprofessional team.
    • Engage diverse health professionals who complement pharmacists' expertise to develop strategies to meet specific patient, care partners and community health needs.
    • Demonstrate respect for diverse conventional, complementary and integrative professionals who share in the care of patients.
    • Identify differences among diverse health systems and models used by conventional, complementary and integrative professionals.
    • Participate in professional and interprofessional development that improves team performance and quality of care while ensuring that care is delivered safely, effectively, and efficiently.
  8. Engage in personal behaviors and self-care practices that promote optimal health and wellbeing.
    • Demonstrate personal behaviors and self-care practices that reflect optimal health and wellbeing.
  9. Incorporate integrative healthcare into community settings and into the healthcare system at large.
    • Effectively coordinate care across the healthcare continuum to manage transitions that minimize costs and risks of patients, care partners and communities.
    • Describe different reimbursement models and their impact on patient access to prevention and treatment.
  10. Incorporate ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations and communities.
    • Use ethical standards of practice in all interactions with patients, care partners, interprofessional team members, health systems and communities.

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