The Pharmacy Game Newsletter
The role of future pharmacists toward sustainable and environmentally friendly practices
Back in 2014, FIP report: Pharmacists’ role in “Medication without harm” indicated that the Pharmacists are mediators between prescribers and patients. They provide support for appropriate prescribing and educate patients about the safe disposal of unwanted (including unused) or expired medicines and about medicines return or take-back programs. Furthermore, pharmacists are the one who arrange proper disposal of medications and coordinate with other steakhouses effective and safe medication disposal for patients and environment.
Educational module: Reducing pharmaceuticals in water
A new educational module was designed to reflect aspects/elements of environmental sustainability, particularly pharmaceuticals found in water. The module will be initially integrated into the innovative educational tool, the Pharmacy Game at the University of Groningen. The module will consist of educational lectures and interview videos featuring the perspectives of various stakeholders. Furthermore, students will solve a number of specific cases and develop future strategies to minimize the impact of pharmaceuticals in water.
Why this module? The ultimate goal was to provide (future) pharmacists with tools to positively change behaviour, gain knowledge and apply it to reduce drug residues in water.
Learning goals of the educational module “Reducing pharmaceuticals in water”
The team is excited to implement this module among the students and take a step further in decreasing the effects of the pharmaceuticals in water.
“This educational module was financially supported by the European Funds for Regional Development (ERDF/REACT-EU) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of The Netherlands, awarded by SNN.”Back to newsletter