Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Document Type

White Paper

Publication Date

12-2013

Journal Title

Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy

ISSN

1875-9114

Volume

33

Issue

12

First Page

e347

Last Page

e367

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/phar.1353

PubMed ID

24122816

Abstract

Culture influences patients' beliefs and behaviors toward health and illness. As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, a critical need exists for pharmacy education to incorporate patient-centered culturally sensitive health care knowledge and skills into the curriculum. Nursing was the first profession to incorporate this type of learning and training into its curriculums, followed by medicine. Pharmacy has also made great progress to revise curriculums, but inconsistency exists in depth, breadth, and methods across pharmacy colleges. This article addresses important aspects of pharmacy education such as curriculum development, incorporation of educational innovations and techniques into the teaching of patient-centered culturally sensitive health care across the curriculum from didactic to experiential learning, assessment tools, and global education. A preliminary model curriculum with objectives and examples of teaching methods is proposed. Future directions in pharmacy education, teaching and learning scholarship, postgraduate education, licensure, and continuing education are also presented.

Keywords

Assessment, cultural competency, cultural sensitivity, curriculum, pharmacy education, cultural, educational measurement, health knowledge, attitudes, practice, humans, patient-centered care, schools, pharmacy, teaching, United States

Comments

This is the accepted version of the following article: (Pharmacotherapy 2013;33(12):e347–e367) doi: 10.1002/phar.1353, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/phar.1353/abstract

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