American Pharmacists Month is celebrated every year in October. It highlights the importance of educating individuals, and promoting safe and effective use of medications. When pharmacists use effective communication, it can help individuals become active partners in following their prescribed medication regimen.
Encouraging questions when providing education is one way to develop an open dialogue that can help increase medication adherence. It can help address uncertainties and misunderstandings about why medications are being taken. Encouraging questions can play an important role in helping patients feel knowledgeable, supported and may foster engagement.