Pharmacists should be hands-on in mental healthcare – PSNZ president

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Pharmacists should be hands-on in mental healthcare – PSNZ president

Ian McMichael
Pharmaceutical Society president Ian McMichael
The Ministry of Health should be making more use of pharmacists’ skills to help mental health patients, Pharmaceutical Society president Ian McMichael

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No pun intended but this is crazy talk.

If you want to develop yourself to this level, go to Med school. It's totally unrealistic to expect pharmacists to complete a few modules then start caring for mentally ill people.

Caring for psychiatric patients is a highly developed and skilled area.

Ian, you need to stop wasting the Society's money on follies like this.