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From The CriticsReviewer: Judith Klevan, BSPharm (Jeanes Hospital)
Description: Much has changed in the profession of pharmacy and in the U.S. healthcare system in general since the 2005 edition of this book, requiring this update on pharmacists' evolving and emerging roles.
Purpose: The purpose is to equip pharmacists for independent practice in the current healthcare environment, a worthy objective. There is a surplus of pharmacists and this book can help pharmacists' learn how to differentiate and specialize to remain marketable.
Audience: The audience includes both pharmacy students and currently practicing pharmacists.
Features: The book provides a guide to different healthcare practice settings and pharmacists' roles in these varied settings. It reviews the healthcare system, healthcare financing, healthcare professionals and their roles, pharmacist organizations, principles of pharmacy practice, and influences on the practice of the pharmacy.
Assessment: This is useful book for pharmacists to use to assess and review their career options in light of the dramatic changes in healthcare and in the profession of pharmacy.