Utilizing the Pharmacist Patient Care Process as a Pharmacy Team Member

The Pharmacist Patient Care Process provides really consistent language for pharmacists and pharmacy team members to talk about what teams are already doing.

Pharmacy Times spoke with Janet Cooley, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Professor and Director of Experiential Education, Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Arizona, about her session at McKesson ideaShare 2022, titled "The Wheel of Pharmacy: The Pharmacists' Patient Care Process".

Cooley: I'm glad you asked this question, it’s actually my favorite thing to talk about. I think that the Pharmacist Patient Care Process provides really consistent language for pharmacists and pharmacy team members to talk about what we're already doing. It improves communication and connection to other providers and for patients. It facilitates interprofessional unity within the profession. It does have some practical applications by providing kind of a logical process as we think through what we're doing. It provides a process for us to think like, and at the end it really reaffirms the pharmacist patient relationship.