Pharmacy Competencies DRAFT
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate personal behaviors and self-care practices that reflect optimal health and wellbeing.
- 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.
- Use ethical standards of practice in all interactions with patients, care partners, interprofessional team members, health systems and communities.
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