Sex, Gender Specific Patient Care Can Impact Patient Health Outcomes, Medication Adherence

Rebecca Sleeper, PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS, of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, discusses how a lack of sex and gender specific patient care education can impact a pharmacist’s work with their patients.

Pharmacy Times interviewed Rebecca Sleeper, PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS, a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and the senior associate dean of curriculum, assessment, and accreditation at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, who recently presented at The Sex and Gender Health Education Summit on health care education in relation to supporting better informed sex- and gender-specific patient care across all health care professions.

During the interview, Sleeper discussed how sex- and gender-specific patient care can overlap and inform pharmacy practice, what sex- and gender-specific patient care education can look like, how a lack of sex and gender specific patient care education can impact a pharmacist’s work with their patients, and how sex- and gender-specific patient care education can impact patient health outcomes and medication adherence.