Promoting patient empowerment

Patient empowerment includes the provision of adequately tailored information and education for the patient with the aim of giving the patient more direction and responsibility over their own pharmacotherapy.

It is expected that this will promote the quality of life and the efficiency of pharmaceutical care. To this end, the pharmacy/pharmacist should not only be more visible to the clinic, but especially to the patient. Only with good visibility will the patient be given sufficient confidence in the care provided by the pharmacist, so that this care can actually lead to a better outcome of the pharmacotherapy.

The aim of this project is to put into practice the above through a pilot study in one specific patient (i.e. patients using anticoagulants) and evaluate its effects.

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