Reviewer: Barbara L Giacomelli, PharmD, MBA, FASHP(McKesson Provider Technologies)
Description: This book provides detailed analysis of various clinical conditions, assessment, and clinical differentiation for making appropriate treatment decisions and treatment options. It also outlines potential adverse reactions and case studies.
Purpose: This is a worthy training tool for pharmacy students to apply what they've learned in the classroom to practical situations for management of patients. The book meets the objectives, although the case studies are very basic and uncomplicated, which isn't usually the case in managing patients.
Audience: Pharmacy students are the intended audience. The book is written at a basic level, and I can see this accompanying a more detailed pharmacology book for a course.
Features: The book covers common disease management. It is clearly written and the tables help summarize the information provided. Case studies can be used to generate discussion in a classroom. The chapters also provide tips for pharmacy students to use when counseling patients.
Assessment: This is not a detailed clinical pharmacology textbook; rather it is a summary of different conditions and treatment options which can be used in conjunction with other clinical pharmacology books. This is a nice supplement, it is easy to follow and has appropriate references to support the information outlined in the book.