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From The CriticsReviewer: Mirza E Perez, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This patient assessment book focuses on physical examination skills from the perspective of the pharmacy. It also provides information on how to gather pertinent patient information, identify drug-related problems, and develop a care plan. The first edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the authors, is to provide students and practitioners with a practical book that relates patient assessment skills to pharmacy practice. The book helps develop and/or improve patient assessment skill using both subjective and objective data.
Audience: This book is written for pharmacy students and pharmacists.
Features: The first of the book's two parts contains general information about patient assessment and the role of the pharmacist. The second part contains patient assessment information related to specific body systems. Tables summarize important information, photographs enhance the understanding of the different assessment techniques, and a companion web site has videos of different pharmacist-patient encounters as well as heart and lung sounds.
Assessment: This is a good instructional and reference book on physical examination skills for pharmacists. This second edition is similar to the first edition, but with some updates.