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
Open this folder and view contents5. Standards of practice
Open this folder and view contents6. Evaluation of performance relating to self-care and self-medication needs
View the document7. Conclusions
Close this folder8. Recommendations
View the documentEducation
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View the documentSelf and peer audit
View the documentEthical and commercial factors
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• Undergraduate pharmacy curricular should be reviewed and revised to ensure that students learn about the relevant aspects of information management and technology, behavioural sciences, and communication and health problem solving.

• Where possible, pharmacy schools should be administratively located in such a way that joint training of health professionals is possible.

• Professional associations should be actively involved in accreditation of pharmacy courses.

• The use of “teacher-practitioners” in education and training should be encouraged.

• All practitioners should be encouraged to participate in operational research, with the objective of improving knowledge about and care of patients and the general public.

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