Patient-centred care

In this audio presentation, Dr Brett MacFarlane discusses patient-centred care with accredited pharmacist and director of the Western Australian Dementia Training Study Centre Dr Andrew Stafford.
Brett and Andrew define patient-centred care and discuss how it can be applied to pharmacy practice in the community, in the residential aged care setting and during home medicine reviews. They discuss patient-centred care in relation to dementia treatment as a model.

The total length of this audio CPD recording is approximately 40 minutes.

You need to listen to all of the discussion to be able to answer the assessment questions, published in the AJP, September 2016 on page 77.


  • define patient-centred care;
  • describe how pharmacists working in community, residential aged care settings and performing home medicines reviews can use a patient-centred care approach in their practice;
  • apply the principles of patient-centred care to involve family members and carers;
  • discuss the role of treatment guidelines in patient centred care;
  • outline how patient-centred care can improve quality of life of people living with dementia.

The 2010 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include (but may not be limited to): 1.3, 2.1, 2.3

Accreditation number: A1609AJP1

This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 0.75 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

If you listen to the audio file you may claim Group 1 credits for the time spent listening to the audio file. If you listen and subsequently undertake (and pass) the assessment you may claim Group 2 credits as outlined above.


You must be a member of the Australian College of Pharmacy to submit answers for this activity online. College members can submit answers at in the CPD Library.
Non-College members can join the College online. Membership fees are listed on the College website.

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