Pharmacists Talking with Patients: A Guide to Patient Counseling / Edition 2

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Overview

Pharmacists Talking with Patients, Second Edition is a complete introduction to patient counseling for pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists. In an easy-to-understand style that's a pleasure to read, the author outlines various ways of incorporating effective patient counseling into pharmacy practice and gives specific recommendations for developing strong counseling techniques. Appendices contain suggested patient counseling dialogues and sample forms. This edition includes new cartoons and photographs to make learning fun, case studies, summary tables, and reflective critical thinking questions. New and expanded topics include the therapeutic alliance between health professionals and patients, collaborative working relationships between pharmacists and physicians, and cultural and literacy issues.

"...presents specific examples of dialogues featuring typical counseling situations...explains how to learn of existing medical problems, how to ease concerns, and how to ensure drugs are used in the safest most effective ways."

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Reviewer: Joel S Shuster, PharmD, BCPP (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This excellent book covers everything a pharmacist and a student ought to know to be better at counseling. Each chapter has objectives and case studies to illustrate key points. The previous edition was published in 1997.
Purpose: The purpose is to make pharmacists and students more effective and efficient patient counselors. The book can be used by new and more experienced pharmacists and should help anyone desiring to be better at patient communication. The author certainly met her objectives and has done a very good job of doing so.
Audience: It is written for practicing pharmacists and for students who are trying to become better at patient counseling.
Features: The book discusses the importance of patient counseling and aptly covers all the details of patient communications. Various chapters deal with special situations, patient expectations, and adherence teaching. The appendixes are excellent and provide many case scenarios and useful sample forms that might be used in various counseling situations.
Assessment: This is a great book for all practicing pharmacists. This new edition compares very well to a standard in this area, Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice: A Practical Guide for Students and Practitioners, 5th edition, Beardsley et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007).
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Reviewer: Joel S Shuster, PharmD, BCPP(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This excellent book covers everything a pharmacist and a student ought to know to be better at counseling. Each chapter has objectives and case studies to illustrate key points. The previous edition was published in 1997.
Purpose: The purpose is to make pharmacists and students more effective and efficient patient counselors. The book can be used by new and more experienced pharmacists and should help anyone desiring to be better at patient communication. The author certainly met her objectives and has done a very good job of doing so.
Audience: It is written for practicing pharmacists and for students who are trying to become better at patient counseling.
Features: The book discusses the importance of patient counseling and aptly covers all the details of patient communications. Various chapters deal with special situations, patient expectations, and adherence teaching. The appendixes are excellent and provide many case scenarios and useful sample forms that might be used in various counseling situations.
Assessment: This is a great book for all practicing pharmacists. This new edition compares very well to a standard in this area, Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice: A Practical Guide for Students and Practitioners, 5th edition, Beardsley et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781763301
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: LWW In Touch Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,271,204

Table of Contents

Introduction

Role of Patient Counseling in Pharmacy

The Definition and Goals of Patient Counseling in Pharmacy

Understanding Patients' Needs, Wishes and Preferences

Helping Patients with Adherence and Decision-Making

The Counseling Session

Information Provision and Educational Methods and Resources

Human Interactions and Counseling Skills in Pharmacy

Tailoring Counseling to Meet Individual Patient Needs and Overcome Challenges

Developing Optimal Counseling Involvement

Appendix A: Suggested Patient Counseling Dialogues

Appendix B: Forms to Assist in Information Gathering

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