Shaping the future of self-care through pharmacy

“Shaping the future of self-care through pharmacy” programme

Health and self-care literacy for the management of minor ailments in the pharmacy 

Empowering patient self-care improves health outcomes and reduces the burden of diseases. Improving health and self-care literacy is key to empowering pharmacy-based self-care. This is especially important when it comes to the management of minor ailments through pharmacy. Consisting of a series of five events focusing on common health issues, this new FIP digital programme aims to examine how pharmacists can be enabled to improve health and self-care literacy. Approaches for each of the five areas of minor ailments will be discussed including embedding health and self-care literacy into education and training, developing self-diagnosis and self-medication protocols, widening access to patient information, and improving referral strategies. 

Delivering person-centred support for self-care: current and future pharmacy practice

16 June 2021

This event will showcase current self-care delivery in community pharmacy across the globe and explore how future delivery could look. People centred care is at the heart of self-care and so this is an important area to explore including the associated communication skills. Strategies to build trust and rapport is vital to self-care will also be discussed. This topic is important because pharmacy teams are increasingly supporting patients with self-care.

Explain current and future practice with delivering people centred self-care.

Learning objectives:
1. Summarise current practice of self-care delivery;
2. Propose future practice of self-care delivery;
3. Define people centred care;
4. List the communication skills required for people-centred care;
5. Discuss how to build trust and rapport to deliver self-care.

Sari Westermarck, Proprietary Pharmacist (Finland)

Alistair Bursey, New Brunswick College of Pharmacists, Canada.
David Skinner, President, International Self-care Foundation
Parisa Aslani, Professor of Medicines Use Optimisation, University of Sydney, Australia.
Betty Chaar, Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Australia