Revised, Expanded, and Updated
Meet the challenges of developing a new patient-care pharmacy practice with the most practical and authoritative resource available. Written by leaders in the development of the pharmaceutical care practice model, PHARMACEUTICAL CARE PRACTICE explains the pharmacist's new role in working with patients to develop drug therapy strategies that improve patients' quality of life by ensuring the best possible therapeutic outcomes.
Whether you are a student or a practicing pharmacist seeking to improve your patient-care skills, use this book for the step-by-step implementation strategies needed to practice in this patient-centered environment: patient assessment, care plan development, follow-up evaluations, documentation, and reimbursement. This practical guide to providing pharmaceutical care helps readers—
*Understand your increased role in drug therapy assessment and delivery
*Learn an effective process for applying your pharmacotherapeutic knowledge to identify and prevent or resolve drug therapy problems
*Establish a strong therapeutic relationship with your patients
*Optimize your patient's well-being by achieving therapeutic goals
*Improve your follow-up evaluation abilities
*Document your pharmaceutical care and obtain reimbursement
*Work collaboratively with other patient care providers
This new edition of PHARMACEUTICAL CARE PRACTICE gives you the necessary skills to master the new demands of pharmacy practice with confidence.
NEW AND EXPANDED IN THIS EDITION
*Patient’s Medication Experience
*The Pharmacotherapy Workup
*Standards of Care
*New Practice-based Data
Robert J. Cipolle, PharmD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Cipolle is the Director of the Peters Institute of Pharmaceutical Care at the University of Minnesota.
Linda M. Strand, PharmD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Strand is best known for developing both the concept of pharmaceutical care and the practice of pharmaceutical care.
Peter C. Morley, PhD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Morley is a medical anthropologist, and, by virtue of his education and research, he is an expert on patients' drug taking behaviors.
Reviewer:Tanya C. Knight-Klimas, PharmD, CGP(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description:This book is a valuable tool for prospective, new, and even seasoned pharmacists seeking to establish or advance their clinical practice. It offers a complete guide for ambitious pharmacists who want to care for patients well, from the internalization of the pharmaceutical care concept to the effective implementation of pharmaceutical care practice.
Purpose:The purpose of this guide is to impart to pharmacists the knowledge and skills that are required for pharmaceutical care to be learned, practiced and taught. Instilling this is absolutely necessary in the training of prospective clinicians, yet it is very difficult to accomplish in one class, book, or experience. The authors amazingly wrap their arms around this difficult to teach topic and tame it with clear, concise explanations, examples and instructions in a single guide.
Audience:This book can serve well any pharmacist seeking to begin or improve their clinical practice regardless of their specialty. Pharmacy students hoping to enter clinical practice, pharmacy residents, young academicians and clinicians, as well as seasoned pharmacists can benefit from the tools in this guide, written by authors who have helped pioneer the field of pharmaceutical care.
Features:This is a complete guide to the learning, practice and teaching of pharmaceutical care. The book covers everything from the language of pharmaceutical care, all the way to the development of a pharmaceutical care practice and everything in between, including the clinical, economic, and ethical components of practice. The authors do a great job of delineating the specific roles of the practitioner and patient, and they give specific tips to help readers acquire the knowledge and skills needed for practice. A checklist of key concepts and a list of exercises in each chapter contribute to the success of this book.
Assessment:This is as complete a guide to the practice of pharmaceutical care that one can find in one book. Many of us learn, practice, and teach components of this in our work, but it is rare to find all of this information under one roof. This book should be a part of every clinician's library.