Empowering pharmacists – the role of person-centred consultations in sexual and reproductive health care
Why is this important?
Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a fundamental aspect of a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Person-centred care models in primary care settings has been recognised as key drivers for improving outcomes in this domain, such as through improved access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), early medical abortion (EMA), emergency contraception (EC) and sexually transmissible infection (STI) care.
What is your role as a pharmacist?
Pharmacists are trusted medicines experts in the community and are well-placed to provide person-centred SRH consultations. Pharmacists’ involvement ensures medicines safety and provides essential medicines information for individuals seeking SRH care involving medicines. It is crucial for pharmacists to adopt a culturally appropriate and trauma informed approach to address healthcare access barriers, including misconceptions and stigma, to improve SRH outcomes.
What’s in it for you?
In collaboration with AusCAPPS and ASHM, the PSA is proud to present this live webinar. This session will cover guidelines and standards to support best practice, as well as approaches to ensure culturally appropriate and trauma informed consultations. Additionally, strategies to improve SRH care in a busy pharmacy environment will be discussed. By participating in this webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear from a consumer on their perspective of the pharmacist’s role, and learn from subject matter experts who will empower you to make a positive impact in SRH care.
For more information, contact Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.