Reflecting the continuing changes in the skills required for successful pharmacy practice, and emphasising the need for a basic knowledge of both specific illnesses and of general health issues, the Handbook of Pharmacy Healthcare is oriented towards 'patient' aspects of pharmacy, rather than the more commonly considered 'drug-related' aspects. This is an essential handbook for modern pharmacists who, while remaining specialists in drug knowledge, are continuing to develop their broader role as key members of today's healthcare team. Part A provides succinct accounts of a comprehensive range of diseases for which medicinal treatment may be indicated. A detailed description of pathology and pathophysiology complements the disease monographs. Part B shows how pharmacists can best use the knowledge contained in Part A to respond more effectively to symptoms, and to inform and advise patients. Particular emphasis is laid upon the problems encountered by the elderly and the very young. The need to communicate with, and listen to patients is stressed. Part B also includes a directory of self-help organisations which can provide support for patients managing their own conditions. Part C helps differentiate between the symptoms of potentially serious diseases and those of minor illnesses, a quick reference guide to symptoms and the diseases in which they can occur. Part D contains a comprehensive glossary of medical terms, which will help pharmacists in communications with doctors and other healthcare personnel.258 Bursifis Fibrositis Frozen shoulder Giant cell arteritis Polyarteritis nodosa Polymyalgia rheumatica Polymyositis and dermatomyositis Rheumatic fever (see Section 5.2) Sarcoidosis Spasticity (see Cerebral palsy, Section 4.1.) Sclerodermaanbsp;...
|Title||:||Handbook of Pharmacy Healthcare|
|Author||:||Robin J. Harman, Pamela Mason|
|Publisher||:||Pharmaceutical Press - 2002-01-01|