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Bridging Pharmacy Education and Health Humanities: The Contribution of Narrative Medicine to Pharmacists' Caring Abilities

Bridging Pharmacy Education and Health Humanities: The Contribution of Narrative Medicine to Pharmacists' Caring Abilities
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Author(s): Afonso Miguel Cavaco (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Catarina Martins Pires (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Margarida Pinto Dias (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Cecília Beecher Martins (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Teresa Casal (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Maria de Jesus Cabral (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 23
Source title: Pedagogies for Pharmacy Curricula
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Isabel Vitória Figueiredo (University of Coimbra, Portugal) and Afonso Miguel Cavaco (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4486-0.ch005

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Abstract

Pharmacy education is largely based on learning elements of disease and the corresponding elements of treatment, using the natural sciences and the biomedical perspective. While this is central for competent pharmacists in working on the research, production, and use of drugs, many professionals deal with people suffering from ill-health. Developing clinical roles requires, besides the traditional pharmaceutical knowledge, the ability to understand illness experiences from the perspectives of patients and significant others. Health humanities provide important resources to link human traits and biomedical knowledge, essential for sensitive and responsive pharmacy practice. The chapter aims to explore emerging opportunities for pharmacists' thinking and working with patients offered by the developing movement of health humanities and narrative medicine.

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