The Role of the Pharmacist in Self-Care and Self-Medication
(1998; 17 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcronyms
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Definitions
Open this folder and view contents3. The increasing importance of self-care and self-medication
Close this folder4. Role of the pharmacist in self-care and self-medication
View the documentAs a communicator
View the documentAs a quality drug supplier
View the documentAs a trainer and supervisor
View the documentAs a collaborator
View the documentAs a health promoter
View the documentSpecific situations
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View the documentAnnex 1: Presentations2
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As a trainer and supervisor

To ensure up-to-date quality service, the pharmacist must be encouraged to participate in continuing professional development activities such as continuing education.

The pharmacist is often assisted by non-pharmacist staff and must ensure that the services rendered by these auxiliaries correspond to established standards of practice.

To achieve this the pharmacist must develop:

• protocols for referral to the pharmacist;

• protocols for community health workers involved with the handling and distribution of medicines.

The pharmacist must also promote the training and supervise the work of non-pharmacist staff.

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