The pharmacist’s perspective to advance person- and people-centered care

Olivier Bugnon, Saviana Di Giovanni, Michel Buchmann

Abstract


The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) represents over 2 million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and has a motto to « Advance Pharmacy Worldwide ». Over the past four decades there has been a trend for pharmacy practice to move away from its original focus on medicinal product supply towards a more inclusive focus on Person care. FIP assumes that pharmacists, in collaboration with other health care providers, can contribute to bridge the gap between the 3 E’s – efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency of medicines, which demands an urgent and fundamental evolution of health care systems.The ethical and methodological principles of Person- and People-centered care are completely integrated within the FIP 20 20 Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan (20 20 Vision means perfect vision- FIP did not set to achieve the Vision mission etc by 2020). The approach for implementing the needed change of practice is through the combination of three development axes: firstly, a research and development axis, secondly, built upon on the first, an education and coaching dimension; and thirdly, regulations for supporting practice based on quality care standards and appropriate financial incentives.


Keywords


Collaborative pharmacy practice, drug effectiveness, drug efficacy, drug efficiency, good pharmacy practice, health policy, health strategy, healthcare systems evolution, multidisciplinary clinical team, person-centered care, people-centered care, pharmac

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v2i1.94

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