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World Health Organization : Year 2006 ; World Health Organization, Departments of Medicines Policy and Standards Par, No. 2006.5 - in English: Developing Pharmacy Practice a Focus on Patient Care

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 2006 ; World Health Organization, Departments of Medicines Policy and Standards Par, No. 2006.5 - in English: Developing Pharmacy Practice a Focus on Patient Care  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 2006 ; World Health Organization, Departments of Medicines Policy and Standards Par, No. 2006.5 - in English. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Introduction Over the past four decades there has been a trend for pharmacy practice to move away from its original focus on medicine supply towards a more inclusive focus on patient care. The role of the pharmacist has evolved from that of a compounder and supplier of pharmaceutical products towards that of a provider of services and information and ultimately that of a provider of patient care. Increasingly, the pharmacist’s task is to ensure that a patient’s drug therapy is appropriately indicated, the most effective available, the safest possible, and convenient for the patient. By taking direct responsibility for individual patient’s medicine- related needs, pharmacists can make a unique contribution to the outcome of drug therapy and to their patients’ quality of life. The new approach has been given the name pharmaceutical care. The most generally accepted definition of this new approach is:

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Contents Acknowledgements v Foreword vii Introduction ix Part I. Pharmacists in the health care team: a policy perspective 1 1 New paradigm for pharmacy practice 3 1.1 Introduction 3 1.2 Main learning objectives 5 1.3 What is health? 5 1.4 The pharmacy profession 5 1.5 New dimensions of pharmacy practice 7 1.5.1 Pharmaceutical care 7 1.5.2 Evidence-based pharmacy 8 1.5.3 Meeting patients’ needs 8 1.5.4 Chronic patient care – HIV/AIDS 8 1.5.5 Self-medication 10 1.5.6 Quality assurance of pharmaceutical care services 10 1.5.7 Clinical pharmacy 11 1.5.8 Pharmacovigilance 12 1.6 The value of professional pharmacist services 12 1.6.1 The Pharmacy Practice Activity Classification 13 1.7 The pharmacist as a member of the health care team 14 1.7.1 Pharmacy practice settings 14 1.7.2 Levels of practice and decision-making 15 1.7.3 The “seven-star” pharmacist 15 1.8 Pharmacy practice: a commitment to implement change 17 1.8.1 Policy changes 17 1.8.2 A change in pharmacy education and a new learning approach 19 1.9 Summary 19 1.10 Further reading 20 Part II. Pharmacists in patient care: a practice perspective 23 2 Pharmaceutical care 25 2.1 Introduction 25 2.2 Main learning objectives 26 2.3 The pharmaceutical care process 27

 

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