PPP084 - Despecialisation with Lauren Cortis


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Kristin and Dan caught up with Lauren Cortis, pharmacist and PhD candidate to talk about generalism, specialisation and how these interact with patients needing better care.

We discuss:

  • The risks of specialisation to patient care, and how patients need generalists as much as specialists
  • Why pharmacists specialise and how we can think about the future of pharmacy
  • Why all pharmacists should work towards being better generalists
  • Why specialisation can cause problems for patients with cancer or chronic disease
  • How generalist care isn’t just adding together different specialists
  • How ‘generalist’ as a word has negative connotations and how generalism is undervalued

Visit Lauren’s Blog to read more of her insightful thoughts

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