To kick off the YouAreUNLTD White Coat debate series, we invited professor Zubin Austin and his protégé Samier Kamar to discuss the realities of engaging (and disengaging) the new healthcare consumer.
The duo tackled the hot topic: How do you deal with the well-informed patient: one that is smart, well researched and comes to you with his or her own opinions and questions?
Professor Austin, who is academic director, Centre for Practice Excellence, The Murray B. Koffler Chair in Pharmacy Management, and Kamar, a fourth-year PharmD student at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, engaged in a lively debate, sparring about everything from fake news to ageism and the pharmacist’s role as healthcare provider.
Check out the video from the debate or read about it in the premier issue of YouAreUNLTD magazine, which is available at Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart, Shoppers Home Health Care and select Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.
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