MIMS Education

Pharmacists' Role in Medication Counseling and Communication in the Community Setting - 1

Pharmacists' Role in Medication Counseling and Communication in the Community Setting - 1

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Overview

About this course

Patient education is a crucial pillar in achieving better and ideal patient outcomes. For therapeutic management to be effective, educating patients about their illness diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options and side effects is key for patients to be able to build trust and rapport with their healthcare providers.

Medication counseling is a vital component of patient education. Its goal is not only to impart information but also to improve medication adherence by identifying barriers to compliance and addressing patient concerns.

This e-learning module discusses the important role that pharmacists play in medication counseling and provides some strategies on how to improve communication skills in empowering patients to actively manage their health in community pharmacy settings.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning module, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of effective communication in the pharmacist-patient relationship.
  • Recognize the role of pharmacists in medication counseling and its impact on patient outcomes.

Topics covered

  • Importance of effective communication in the pharmacist-patient relationship
  • Role of pharmacists in medication counseling and its impact on patient outcomes

Speaker for this course:

Maryglen F. Gargantiel, MSPharm, MAN, RN, RPh
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Fellowship Baptist College
Board of Director
Community Pharmacists Association of DSAP, Inc

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% on the quiz.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

Keywords: medication counseling, community pharmacy, medication safety, patient education, communication skills, community care pharmacy, patient teaching, role of community pharmacist