Linguistic ability of pharmacists in patient counselling

  • Mariam B Parker 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.1 Effective patient counselling and proper communication between patient and health practitioner are paramount in achieving positive therapeutic outcomes.

Author Biography

Mariam B Parker, University of the Western Cape
BPharm, MPharm University of the Western Cape
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