The Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Care: Achieving High Quality, Cost-Effective and Accessible Healthcare Through a Team-Based, Patient-Centered Approach

The Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Care: Achieving High Quality, Cost-Effective and Accessible Healthcare Through a Team-Based, Patient-Centered Approach

by Abdul Kader Mohiuddin


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The goal of a high quality, cost-effective and accessible health care for patients is achieved through constructing a team-based and patient-centered health care delivery system. The expanded role of pharmacists uplifts them to patient care from dispensing and manufacturing or marketing of drugs. Along with doctors and allied health professionals, pharmacists are increasingly recognized as an integral part of the patient care team. Furthermore, colleges of pharmacy need to revise and up-date their curricula to accommodate the progressively increasing development in the pharmaceutical education and the evolving new roles of practicing pharmacists in patient care settings. This book focuses on the expanded role of the pharmacists in total patient care including prescribing, dispensing, compounding, administering and monitoring of drugs at home, hospital, community, hospice, critical care, changeover and other care settings. The sector is emerging in both developed and under-developed countries. Overburdened by patient loads and the explosion of new drugs physicians turn to pharmacists more and more for drug information especially within institutional settings. And today’s patient care pharmacists are taking more interests in medication review and reconciliation, patient education and counseling, creating drug therapy regimen and monitoring compliance. The purpose of this book is to guide the pharmacists in their daily interactions with patients and to ensure collaboration with other health professionals. The contents are mostly based on recently published articles related to patient care, with most recent ideas and activities followed by the patient care pharmacists around the globe.

However, a pharmacist implements the care plan in collaboration with other health care professionals and the patient or caregiver. Along with professional guidelines, the book discusses the concepts and best practices of patient interaction, patient rights, and ethical decision-making for the professional pharmacist, apprentice and student. In every chapter, the role of pharmacists in that chapter specific issues are detailed explicitly so that a professional pharmacist or a student can figure out his or her do’s and don’ts in that specific situation. Moreover, further reading references are listed as future recommendations. So, the book is an archive of potential references too. Among so many books about patient care, either doctors’ or nurses’ roles are highlighted. The proposed book highlights the pharmacists’ roles and responsibilities to the most, separated from those of doctors and nurses, with the most recent information obtained from most publications in several journals, books, bulletins, newsletter, magazines etc.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627343084
Publication date: 07/07/2020
Pages: 692
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 1.39(d)

About the Author

Abdul Kader Mohiuddin is a registered Pharmacist of Bangladesh Pharmacy Council. He holds a B.Pharm (2004) and M.Pharm (2006) from Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, and completed his MBA (2007) from East West University, and was in faculty of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh as an Assistant Professor. In addition to eight years of teaching experience, he has experience with several pharmaceutical companies in strategic management and has authored seven books and many articles on alternative medicines, patient care, marine drug sources and other recent healthcare issues. He is currently acting secretary and treasurer in Dr. M. Nasirullah Memorial Trust.

Table of Contents

About the Book II

Preface III

Acknowledgement IV

Pharmacy Practice At A Glance 1-26

Pharmacists in Clinical Pharmacy Practice 27-42

Pharmacists in Hospital Management 43-59

Pharmacists in Community Care 60-75

Patient Rights and Ethical Care 76-93

Prescription 94-110

Prescribing 111-125

Patient Counseling 126-144

Extemporaneous Prescription Compounding 145-162

Framework for Medication Safety 163-188

The Enigma of Patient Behavior 189-210

Patient Education 211-226

Patient-Provider Relationsphip 227-249

Patient Compliance 250-270

Patient Relationship Management 271-285

Patient Problem Solving and Preventive Care 286-305

Pharmacovingilance: Present Scenario and Future Goals 306-318

Patient Safety 319-340

Pharmaco-Economics 341-360

Long Term Care 361-375

Community Liaison Pharmacists in Home Care 376-393

Pharmacists in Ambulatory Care 394-414

The Critical Care Pharmacists 415-438

Rational Use of Drugs 439-462

Surgical Wound Enrichments 463-493

Medication Risk Management 494-516

Medication History Taking and Reconciliation 517-544

Palliative and Hospice Care 545-569

Non-Drug Pain Management 570-619

Annexure 620-666

Glossary 667-678

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