Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession, 3e: An Introduction to the Profession

Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession, 3e: An Introduction to the Profession

by L. Michael Posey, Abir A. Kahaleh

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A firm grasp of the pharmacy profession’s history and scope is crucial for every student pharmacist. Since its publication in 2003 (and previously under the title Pharmacy Cadence), Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession has been a key tool for helping pharmacists-in-training understand the breadth of the field. In this updated third edition, authors L. Michael Posey and Abir (Abby) A. Kahaleh give readers an insider’s perspective on the workings of the profession. They revisits key topics such as government regulation, career pathways, membership organizations, communication skills, and ethics. In addition, they address how patient care services are changing the practice of pharmacy. KEY FEATURES: • 10 informative chapters, each with learning objectives that explore the scope of the pharmacy profession. • Straightforward analysis of top pharmacy issues and the forces shaping the profession. • A special chapter on communications in pharmacy by Bruce A. Berger, PhD, BSPharm, one of pharmacy’s foremost experts on interpersonal and organizational communication. • Fascinating tables that summarize notable pharmacy and world events throughout history. • Important resources and contact information on associations, internships, residencies, and periodicals. • Key terms defined in the text’s margins and compiled in a glossary. Table of Contents: Preface 1. A New Vision for Our Profession 2. Development of Pharmacy in History as a Healing Profession 3. Pharmacy Reborn: From Clinical Services to Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services 4. Communications in Pharmacy Practice 5. Ethics in Pharmacy Practice 6. Career Planning: Contemporary Pharmacy Practice Areas 7. Governmental and Voluntary Oversight of Pharmacy 8. Pharmacy Associations: Opportunities for Pharmacists and Student Pharmacists 9. Using the Pharmacy Literature – and Writing for It 10. Postgraduate Educational and Training Opportunities Glossary Index

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582122793
Publisher: APhA Publications
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

L. Michael Posey, BSPharm, MA, is President, Pharmacy Editorial&News Services (PENS). He is author of Complete Review for the Pharmacy Technician and other books and a coeditor of Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach.
Abir A. Kahaleh, BSPharm, MS, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration at Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy in Chicago, Illinois. She is an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellow.

Table of Contents

IntroductionDevelopment of Pharmacy in History as a Healing Profession Pharmaceutical Care: The Reprofessionalization of Pharmacy Communications in Pharmacy Practice Ethics in Pharmacy Practice Career Planning: Practice Areas in Pharmacy Governmental and Voluntary Oversight in Pharmacy Pharmacy Associations Using the Pharmacy Literature – and Writing for It Postgraduate Educational Opportunities Current Issues in Pharmacy

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