Importance Of Cultural Competence In Pharmacy

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Cultural Diversity and Pharmacy Practice – O’Connell, MB In the article titled “Cultural Competence in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy”, O’Connell discusses health disparities, specifically cultural competence and its association with the establishment of relationships in the field of pharmacy. Part of of the criteria for being a pharmacist is having to communicate with a plethora of individuals from diverse backgrounds. The lack of cultural understanding and competence from pharmacist can hinder patients from receiving the maximum pharmaceutical care. As a result, it is the responsibility of pharmacists to strive for cultural understanding of all diverse backgrounds, if possible, in order to gain important knowledge and skills