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
Open this folder and view contents4. Role of the pharmacist in self-care and self-medication
Close this folder5. Standards of practice
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View the documentThe role of international organizations
View the documentThe role of national organizations
View the documentFormation of partnerships
Open this folder and view contents6. Evaluation of performance relating to self-care and self-medication needs
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View the documentAnnex 1: Presentations2
View the documentAnnex 2: List of participants

The role of national organizations

• adaptation of self-medication protocols, reference materials and training activities to meet local needs;

• implementation of training and support activities for organization members;

• participation in curriculum development for training of pharmacists and para-professionals’ training;

• encouraging members to participate in teaching in academic and practice settings;

• monitoring professional performance in response to self-medication needs of the public, according to national benchmarks, and including recognition of superior performance;

• providing input for self-care and self-medication policies established by governments and policy-makers;

• collaboration with pharmacy students and recent graduates regarding research aspects of self-care and self-medication; educating the public about self-medication in collaboration with consumer groups, self-medication industry and other stakeholders based on good standards of practice.

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