The average cancer patient will work with over a dozen medical professionals during treatment. Oncologists, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, and social workers – these are just a few of the many healthcare providers who support cancer patients through their journey.
The context in which physicians and pharmacists practice can differ dramatically, and ensuring consistent and quality care for the patient in each venue is essential. The key to that quality care often lies in interprofessional collaboration.
Students listening to opening remarks as HIPED 2016 gets underway
A stack of suitcases filled with medications, a CPS and an English-Spanish medical phrasebook – that’s what Sandra MacTavish, a class of 2016 Waterloo Pharmacy student, had to work with when she landed in Peru last summer.
Sandra and fellow volunteers at the pharmacy clinic in Lima.
One, two, three. It takes just three seconds for a new case of Alzheimer’s to develop worldwide. As of 2015, Alzheimer’s affects nearly 50 million patients and has a global economic cost of $820 billion. In Canada alone, about 1 million patients suffer from this devastating disorder. In short, Alzheimer’s is a cureless, debilitating, and costly disease.