Self-care is “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider” (WHO).
As healthcare providers, pharmacists have an important role to play in supporting self-care. FIP is launching a new 17 event digital programme: ‘Shaping the future of self-care, through pharmacy’. The programme is composed of 8 episodes that will focus on accelerating UHC for all by enabling self-care through community pharmacy. Additionally, nine episodes will focus on self-care support for community pharmacy teams.
This special webinar programme of events ‘Shaping the future of self-care, through pharmacy’ will be delivered from May 2021– January 2022:
The webinars aim to:
a. Provide relevant information, guidance and updates for pharmacists and the pharmacy workforce on self-care so they are able to take a person-centred approach.
b. Share and discuss strategies adopted by pharmacy leaders and workers - including our Member Organisations – to accelerating universal health coverage by enabling self-care.
c. Describe sector or area-specific implications, innovations and approaches adopted across practice.
d. Engage frontline workers of the health and pharmacy workforce to know about the self-care realities facing them around the world.
e. Discuss the implications of optimising self-care and the role of pharmacy.
g. Consider common conditions and how they can be supported through self-care.
h. Assess and discuss the evidence behind treatments used in self-care.
i. Other issues that emerge during this time.
The webinars will be:
I. Generally delivered on a bi-monthly basis
II. Organised and delivered collaboratively with FIP Boards, sections and officers &/or external partners
III. Engage our members – MOs, individual, institutional
IV. Made available and accessible for members post delivery
V. Responsive and to