Personalized medicine or precision therapy, in the context the concept ‘Social prescribing’ is of the welcome approach. In social prescribing any health care work in particularly pharmacologist or clinical pharmacist plays a critical role. Hence, this concept must be dealt with modes like incorporating in practice, training and inclusion in pharmacology and pharmacy curriculum. As per definition, the exact nature of “social prescriptions”, meaning the referrals of patients to activities and services are specific to each community and care setting. This system of care is already starting its services in developed nations; In developing countries like this must be introduced as a significant part of social health security and accessibility. This can be executed with existing worker, or better with clinical pharmacist.
The social determinants of health (SDH) are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life mandate the concept of social prescribing and ‘Linker’ in health care sector Research has shown that loneliness potentially caused by social exclusion can be an important factor influencing health (e.g. Landeiro et al. 2017). In this regard, one of the ways social prescribing can help addressing this SDH is by offering support to attend a regular activity group (e.g. an art class, or discussion group) to address social isolation and loneliness in the patient. Read more . . .