Special Issue "Optimising Cultural Capabilities in Pharmacy Practice and Education"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmacy Education and Student/Practitioner Training".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018) | Viewed by 9502
Pharmacy has the privilege and responsibility to ensure its vital role in the hyper-connected 21st century global healthcare remains fulfilled and acknowledged. This Special Issue of Pharmacy aims to explore our common assumption that contemporary Pharmacy Practice and Education are meeting the opportunities and challenges of our shared humanity. Pharmacy profession has the obligation to provide culturally safe, appropriate, and competent care in a manner that acknowledges culture and cultural differences. Cultural competence relates to the set of behaviours, attitudes, and policies that come together to enable a system, agency, or professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Developing and embedding cultural competence in healthcare requires a sustained focus on knowledge, awareness, behaviour, skills and attitudes at the operational or administrative level, health practitioner level, practitioner-patient level, and student-training level. To optimise our cultural capabilities, and meet our professional obligation of inclusive and multicultural healthcare, it is necessary to pause, reflect and review our relationship with ‘culture’. If you have researched any aspects of ‘culture’ in the areas of Pharmacy Practice or Pharmacy Education—we would like to hear from you.Dr. Jasmina Fejzić
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- culturally safe and appropriate pharmacy practice
- cultural competence in pharmacy education and practice
- cultural capability
- inclusive and multicultural healthcare