Pharmacists are commonly asked about recent medication or health related topics that have been discussed in the news or written about in newspapers, magazines, etc. It is important for pharmacists to be knowledgeable about current events relating to healthcare. This knowledge and ability to discuss current events with patients helps to build and maintain the trust and confidence patients have in their pharmacist.
In this assignment, students will need to research on their own a current event related to pharmacy practice recently talked about in the media. The student should state the nature of the current event, source it is taken from, and discuss the impact of this topic in patient care and/or community pharmacy practice.
The student will be expected to discuss his/her findings with their preceptor. The preceptor does not evaluate the student performance of this activity. The student will reflect on what he/she learned in the reflection graded by faculty at the college.