Integrating Social Justice into Practice for Pharmacists

October 21, 2020

As the country struggles with social unrest, it is more important than ever for pharmacists, arguably the most accessible health care professional, to recognize the impact of social determinants of health on the health of populations. By understanding and empathizing with patients, they can help break down barriers that may prevent patients from receiving the highest quality care. The more pharmacists that are aware of the struggles that patients have, the more empowered they may feel to change their practice.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize the impact of the social determinants of health on the health of populations.

2. Identify the historical context of race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status and its relationship to current health status.

3. Develop a strategy to work through barriers to health care for marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
09/15/2020
Course expires: 
11/23/2020
Event starts: 
10/21/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/21/2020 - 5:00pm

As the country struggles with social unrest, it is more important than ever for pharmacists, arguably the most accessible health care professional, to recognize the impact of social determinants of health on the health of populations. By understanding and empathizing with patients, they can help break down barriers that may prevent patients from receiving the highest quality care. The more pharmacists that are aware of the struggles that patients have, the more empowered they may feel to change their practice.

Webinar
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Dr. Lauren Jonkman, PharmD, MPH

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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