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2nd Edition

Pharmacy Practice

ISBN 9781482253429
Published September 24, 2015 by Routledge
502 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Pharmacy Practice discusses the many factors impinging on daily practice and the place of pharmacy in the delivery of health care. The book goes beyond simply considering how pharmacy is practised and draws on a diverse range of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, psychology, anthropology, history and health economics, with each contributor bringing a unique perspective and insight into that practice.

In this fully updated edition, the content and presentation have been thoroughly revised and new material added to reflect the many changes that have occurred in the last edition, particularly in pharmacy and health policy and professional regulation and development. The book provides the background and context for issues currently impacting professional practice and which will determine how pharmacy will develop in the future.

Table of Contents


The Historical Context of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Stuart Anderson

Pharmacy and Public Health Policy

David Taylor, Zahraa Mohammed Ali and James Davies

Hospital Pharmacy

Michael Wilcock and Joanna Lawrence

Community Pharmacy in Europe

J. W. Foppe van Mil

Pharmacy in North America

Qian Ding, Albert I. Wertheimer and Joaquima Serradell

Pharmacy in New Zealand and Australia

Pauline Norris, Alesha Smith and Rhiannon Braund

Pharmacy in Developing Countries

Felicity Smith


The Social Context of Health and Illness

Sarah Nettleton

Inequalities in Health and Health Care

Mark Exworthy

Promoting Health

Alison Blenkinsopp, Claire Anderson and Rhona Panton

Compliance, Adherence and Concordance

Robert Horne


Occupational Status of Pharmacy

Geoffrey Harding and Kevin Taylor

Duty of Care, Professionalism, Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas

Dai N. John and Richard O’Neill

The Pharmacy Workforce

Karen Hassell and Sue Symonds

Pharmacists and the Multidisciplinary Health Care Team

Christine Bond

Pharmaceutical and Health Care Needs of Older People and Their Carers

Nina Barnett and Ruth Goldstein

Pharmaceutical and Health Care Needs of People with Mental Health Problems

Sally-Anne Francis

Pharmaceutical and Health Care Needs of Ethnic Groups

Mohamed Aslam, Farheen Jessa and John Wilson

Pharmaceutical and Health Care Needs of Injecting Drug Users

Janie Sheridan and Jenny Scott


Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology

Corinne de Vries and Lolkje de Jong-van den Berg

Health Economics

Hakan Brodin


Survey Methods

Jill K. Jesson and Rob Pocock


Madeleine Gantley

Focus Groups

Felicity Smith

Analysing Qualitative Data

Geoffrey Harding, Madeleine Gantley and Kevin Taylor

Measuring Health and Illness

Sally-Anne Francis

Evaluating Pharmacy Services

Felicity Smith

Principles of Statistical Data Analysis

Nick Barber

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Edited by

Geoffrey Harding, BSc, PhD, is an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Exeter School of Medicine in the UK. A social scientist by background, Dr. Harding has taught the social context of health and health care to undergraduate and postgraduate vocational students from medicine, nursing and pharmacy. He has served as external examiner for a number of schools of medicine and pharmacy and has an extensive portfolio of research in primary care, bringing a social scientific perspective to the management of musculoskeletal chronic pain and to pharmaceutical service delivery.

Kevin Taylor, BPharm, PhD, FRPharmS, is a professor of clinical pharmaceutics at UCL School of Pharmacy in the UK. Professor Taylor has more than 25 years’ experience in teaching and research in the areas of pharmacy practice, formulation science and medicines manufacture and dispensing. He has been actively involved in curriculum design and teaching across all four years of the MPharm degree as well as MSc and PhD programmes. Professor Taylor has also been external examiner for a number of MPharm programmes in the UK.


"Healthcare in general has changed to a more interdisciplinary model, and this book helps readers understand the various contexts in which pharmacy is practiced. Students and pharmacists wishing to gain an understanding of issues currently impacting the profession will find this book most useful."
—Michael C. Barros, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, Doody’s Book Reviews