International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation critical appraisal essay 2013- The challenge of individualised pharmaceutical care: the need for interprofessional education


  • Jiayi Gong Christchurch Public Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board


Education, Individualised, Interprofessional, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmaceutical, Telemedicine


In this essay, I will be examining multiple areas of individualised pharmaceutical care via a needle-like model, starting at the bio -molecular spectrum looking at the likes of pharmacogenomics and nanotechnology, to that of social aspects such as patient education and communication. In the bio-molecular end we will examine the implications of how the human genome project has opened up the avenues of individualised pharmaceutical care. In nanotechnology we examine the diverse clinical applications of nanotechnology and implications of using such technology.

We will also look at the use of interprofessional education and how it may affect the future of health work forces and work standards. Finally we will examine the effects of increasing the channels of dialogue between different health professions in order to produce a patient based team approach. 

Author Biography

Jiayi Gong, Christchurch Public Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board

Intern Pharmacist, Christchurch Hospital, 


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