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    by Routledge

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    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.


    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


    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