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Pharmaceutical Care Practice: The Patient Centered Approach to Medication Management, Third Edition



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Pharmaceutical Care Practice, third edition, provides the basic information necessary to establish, support, deliver, and maintain medication management services. This trusted text explains how a practitioner delivers pharmaceutical care services and provides a vision of how these services fit into the evolving health care structure.

Whether you are a practicing pharmacist or a student seeking to improve your patient-care skills, Pharmaceutical Care Practice provides the step-by-step implementation strategies necessary to practice in this patient-centered environment. This practical guide to providing pharmaceutical care helps you to:

  • Understand your growing 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 patients’ 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

The patient-centered approach advocated by the authors, combined with an orderly, logical, rational decision-making process assessing the indication, effectiveness, safety, and convenience of all patient drug therapies will have a measurable positive impact on the outcomes of drug therapy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Medication Management Services
Chapter 2. Pharmaceutical Care as the Professional Practice for Patient-Centered Medication Management
Chapter 3. Toward a Philosophy of Pharmaceutical Care Practice
Chapter 4. Patient-Centeredness in Pharmaceutical Care
Chapter 5. Drug Therapy Problems
Chapter 6. The Assessment
Chapter 7. The Care Plan
Chapter 8. Follow-up Evaluation
Chapter 9. Documentation in Practice
Chapter 10. Acquiring and Applying the Knowledge and Clinical Skills Required to Manage Drug Therapy
Chapter 11. Managing Medication Management Services
Chapter 12. The Global Perspective
Appendix 1. Standards of Practice for Pharmaceutical Care
Appendix 2. Glossary
Appendix 3. Pharmacotherapy Workup Notes

Author(s): Robert J. Cipolle, Pharm.D., FCCP; Linda Strand, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; and Peter Morley, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-0-07-175638-9
Publication Year: 2012
Format: Hardcover
697 pages