oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Linguistic ability of pharmacists in patient counselling : practice matters
|Article Title||Linguistic ability of pharmacists in patient counselling : practice matters|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Author||Mariam B. Parker|
|Publication Date||Nov 2010|
|Pages||66 - 70|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Western Cape|
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108, 1996) upholds access to healthcare services as a basic human right, further reinforced by the Patients' Rights Charter which endorses patient counselling and information in a language that the patient is able to understand. Effective patient counselling and proper communication between patient and health practitioner are paramount in achieving positive therapeutic outcomes.
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