The Role of the Pharmacist in Self-Care and Self-Medication
(1998; 17 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcronyms
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View the documentSelf-care
View the documentSelf-medication
View the documentResponsible self-medication
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Self-care

Self-care is what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, prevent and deal with illness.

It is a broad concept encompassing:

• hygiene (general and personal);
• nutrition (type and quality of food eaten);
• lifestyle (sporting activities, leisure etc.);
• environmental factors (living conditions, social habits, etc.);
• socioeconomic factors (income level, cultural beliefs, etc.);
• self-medication.

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