PERSON-CENTRED CARE IN PHARMACY PRACTICE

PHA4PCC

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Many factors in a person's life can affect their health and the way they approach their healthcare. This is especially pertinent when that person may be using substances. An important element of pharmaceutical care is to take these factors and the person's level of health literacy into account when dealing with them as a patient. This requires pharmacists to change their approach to a patient accordingly. Students will learn about heath literacy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy and other counselling frameworks and the communication skills to respond appropriately. Topics covered include health and emotional literacy, conflict and challenging behaviour, ethics, privacy and consent, mental health, abuse, addiction, loss and grief, sexuality, stigma and discrimination and cultural and religious diversity. Successful completion of this subject also affords the student Mental Health First Aid certification.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJason Buccheri

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Capstone subjectYes

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PrerequisitesPHA4DUS

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Readings

Mental health First Aid Manual

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorKitchener, Jorm & Kelly

Year2017

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PublisherMental Health First Aid Australia

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Recommended Inclusive practice for health professionals

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorDavis, Birks & Chapman

Year2015

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PublisherOxford University Press

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A behavioural approach to pharmacy practice

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorGaud

Year2000

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PublisherBlackwell Science

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Professional and therapeutic communication

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorBirks, Chapman & Davis

Year2015

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PublisherOxford University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse biopsychosocial models of health and dependence and evaluate the impact that different life events, cultures, gender, sexuality and experiences may have on individuals, families and communities and how this might affect the health needs, including the use of substances, of that person and community and apply this to the role the pharmacist can play in maintaining the health of people with dependence issues.
02. Assess and compare the practical impact that motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy and other counselling frameworks have on managing health conditions, in particular substance dependence, and apply this knowledge in practice for planning of treatment.
03. Build strategies to improve skills in working with people who use substances, especially those that come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, forensic clients and other complex patients and those who may present challenging behaviour. Describe the impact of emotional literacy on interpersonal relationships with these people.
04. Outline the role health literacy plays in people managing their own health and how this can relate to improved practice outcomes. Create inclusive practice when working with people with substance dependence and their families.
05. Develop strategies and practical skills for challenging and preventing stigma and discrimination, particularly around substance use, in families and communities and thereby aid in improving health service delivery models.
06. Utilise a mental health first aid framework to provide support to adults who show initial signs and symptoms of mental health problems and to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation.

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