1st Edition


    190 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Pharmacy is the nation's third largest health profession, with nearly 200,000 licensed pharmacists in the United States and 125,000 practicing in community pharmacies. It is in community settings where pharmaceutical care will be judged, accepted, and ultimately paid for. Pharmaceutical Care: Insights from Community Pharmacists introduces the conceptual framework for pharmaceutical care. The authors show you how to apply economic, business, and societal models to better understand it, and they look at the trends in healthcare that drive it.

    Vignettes and interviews are the real strength of this book, bringing you the insights of selected pharmacists who were among the first to develop pharmaceutical care services. The pharmacists you meet in this book are committed to providing the best patient care possible and are willing to expend considerable personal time and energy to achieve this goal. Through their interviews, you will follow the pharmacists down their path of passionate commitment to helping patients.

    The authors also outline a seven-step process demonstrating how these professionals built innovative pharmacy practices in community settings. Pharmaceutical Care is a motivating resource for those wishing to better understand the new patient-centered roles being advocated by pharmacy leaders.

    The Dream of Pharmaceutical Care
    Health Care Trends Driving Enhanced Pharmacy Services
    Building Innovation into Your Practice: Seven Components of Change
    Leadership and Success: Lessons from Nonpharmacists

    Marla Ahlgrimm: Teaching Health and Wellness
    Curt Barr: Applying the Medical Model to Pharmacy Practice
    Eric Graf: The Joy in Teaching Others
    Judith Sommers Hanson: Energy and Fun Equal Progress
    Kelley Hofer: Destiny is a Matter of Choice not Chance
    Laura Kaup: Caring For People Like Family
    Max Peoples: A Crusader Who Believes in Make Educated Consumers
    Rick Mohall: Making a Difference
    Beverly Schaefer: A Feminist Child of the 60's Becomes a Leader
    Diane Schultz: Initiating Innovative Services
    Michelle Shibley: Doing More
    Kim Swiger: Teacher and Motivator
    Greg Wedin: Defining a Process for Pharmaceutical Care

    Where Do You Go From Here?
    Appendix: Interview Guide for Pharmacist Profiles
    Recommended Reading


    William N. Tindall, Marsha K. Millonig

    "This book is well written, extremely informative, and extensively referenced. The reader truly walks away with a better understanding of how to implement and maintain a successful pharmaceutical care based practice in a community environment. The strategies presented in the book are straightforward and easy to follow."
    -Maria G. Tanzi, Pharm.D., University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy