1st Edition

Pharmacy Practice

ISBN 9780415271592
Published July 26, 2001 by Routledge
561 Pages

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Book Description

Today's pharmaceutical services are patient-oriented rather than drug-oriented. This shift towards patient-centred care comes at a time when healthcare is delivered by an integrated team of health workers. Effective pharmacy practice requires an understanding of the social context within which pharmacy is practised, recognising the particular needs and circumstances of the users of pharmaceutical services and of pharmacy's place within health service provision.
Designed for undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacists, Pharmacy Practice provides a background to the social context of pharmacy including:
* the development of pharmacy practice
* international dimensions of pharmacy practice
* health, illness, and medicines use
* professional practice
* meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of specific populations
* measuring and regulating medicines use
* research methods, evaluation, audit and clinical governance

Table of Contents

1. The Historical Context of Pharmacy 2. The Pharmacy Workforce 3. Primary and Secondary Care Pharmacy 4. Community Pharmacy in Europe 5. Pharmacy in North America 6. Pharmacy in Developing Countries 7. The Social Context of Health and Illness 8. Inequalities in Health and Health Care 9. The Supply and Consumption of Over The Counter Drugs 10. Promoting Health 11. Compliance, Adherence and Concordance 12. Pharmacy as a Profession 13. Professional Judgement and Ethical Dilemmas 14. Effective Communication 15. Pharmacists and the Multidisciplinary Health Care Team 16. Ethnic Minorities 17. Parents and Children 18. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding Mothers 19. The Elderly and Their Carers 20. People With Mental Health Problems 21. Injecting Drug Users 22. Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology 23. Health Economics 24. Measurements of Health and Illness 25. Survey Methods 26. Interviews 27. Focus Groups 28. Analysing Qualitative Data 29. Statistical Tests 30. Evaluating Community Pharmacy Services 31. Evaluating Hospital Pharmacy Services 32. Professional Audit and Clinical Governance

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