1st Edition

Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care

By Albert I. Wertheimer Copyright 1996
    870 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care takes known social and behavioral science principles and applies them to pharmacy practice. This allows readers who are training to deliver or already delivering pharmaceutical care to enhance their communication, counseling, and patient education skills. While working through this superb text, students and practitioners will develop optimal skills as problemsolvers, therapeutic consultants, patient educators, and counselors as they learn how to enhance patient compliance, negate stigma, and help patients become more comfortable with their medical situations. The instructor?s manual that comes with the text is filled with exercises that highlight the most important aspects of each chapter and engages readers in the content of each chapter.

    Readers who approach this text with a real desire to better understand how behavior links to the complexities of an individual?s or social group?s actions and deeds will find it exhilarating reading as they gain a better understanding of and appreciation for pharmaceutical care and its behavioral underpinnings. Also, instead of offering only a few definitive answers, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care contains extensive descriptions of phenomena known to be true but which are all subject to change when new variables are introduced. This helps readers become more aware of and comfortable with the “gray” areas of pharmacy.

    Authors in Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care take pieces of the complex web of pharmaceutical care, describe known microcosmic components of such care, and then relate the pieces back to the integrity of the web. Readers will find that the behavior of the patient, the prescriber, the systems that allow for these interactions, and, ultimately, the outcomes of medication use are in fact, not as simple as they may appear. Readers learn to deal with these complexities by improving their interactive s

    • Definitions and Meaning of Health
    • Illness, Sickness, and Disease
    • The Meaning of Signs and Symptoms
    • Acute Vs. Chronic Problems
    • Images of Pharmacists and Pharmacies
    • Other Health Providers and the Pharmacist
    • Unorthodox Healing Systems
    • Determinants of Prescribing Behavior
    • Pharmacists? Performance in Drug Product Selection and Therapeutic Interchange
    • Interprofessional Relations in Drug Therapy Decisions
    • Consumer Behavior Regarding the Choice of Prescription and Nonprescription Medications
    • Determinants of Medication Use
    • Predicting and Detecting Noncompliance
    • Explaining and Changing Noncompliant Behavior
    • Clinical Outcomes
    • Economic Outcomes
    • Humanistic Outcomes
    • Children and Medicines
    • Adolescents and College Students
    • Ambulatory Elderly
    • Long-Term Pharmaceutical Care: Social and Professional Implications
    • Hospitalized Patients
    • Pharmaceutical Care of Terminally Ill Patients
    • Mental Disorders
    • Cultural Issues in the Practice of Pharmacy
    • A Macro View: Public Policy
    • The “Rebirth” of Cognitive Services
    • Recent Developments in Behavioral Medicine
    • Expectations, Education, and Technology
    • Ethical Concerns in Drug Research
    • Epilogue
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Wertheimer, Albert I.