Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession

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Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession is an ideal resource for orientation or introduction to pharmacy courses on both the professional and the preprofessional level. It provides the basis for beginning pharmacy students to develop an accurate view of the profession they are entering, to understand the basic tenets of the profession, and to understand the critical issues the profession is facing. The book consists of 10 chapters addressing core concepts about the profession of pharmacy. Chapter 11 provides a selection of readings from the recent pharmacy and biomedical literature.
Key Features:
Chapters are thoroughly updated.
Chapter 3 discusses evolution of pharmacy practice toward MTM services.
Chapter 4 involves communications in pharmacy practice, written by noted expert Bruce A. Berger.
Chapter 11 includes all new readings from the literature.
Definitions of key terms are located throughout the text in the margin and in a separate glossary.
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A clear perspective on the pharmacy profession’s history and resources is crucial for every pharmacy student. Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession, formerly published under the title Pharmacy Cadence, is a key tool for helping pharmacists-in-training understand the breadth of the field. Spanning government regulation, career pathways, membership organizations, philosophical underpinnings, and ethics, this book gives readers an insider’s familiarity with the pharmacy profession’s workings.

Highlights:
*11 informative, thought-provoking chapters exploring the full scope of the pharmacy profession.
*Straightforward analyses of top pharmacy issues and a close look at forces shaping the profession.
*Salient reprints from the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association that explore current issues in pharmacy, including the shortage of pharmacists, consumers’ unmet medication-related needs, the gap between pharmacists’ training and roles, and the benefits of pharmaceutical care.
*A special chapter on communications in pharmacy practice by Bruce A. Berger, PhD, RPh, one of pharmacy’s foremost experts on interpersonal and organizational communication.
*Extensive tables summarizing key events in pharmacy throughout history.
*Important resources and contact information: associations, internships, residencies, and periodicals.
*Key terms defined in text margins and compiled in a glossary.

L. Michael Posey, RPh, is president of Pharmacy Editorial & News Services (PENS) in Athens, Georgia, and an editor for the APhA periodicals Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy Today, and APhA DrugInfoLine. He also assists with drug information content for APhA’s cutting-edge Web site, www.pharmacist.com. During a career spanning two decades as a pharmacy communicator, Posey has served as editor of The Consultant Pharmacist and the American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, and is an editor of the textbook Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach.

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L. Michael Posey, BS Pharm, MA, is Associate Vice President, Periodicals, American Pharmacists Association, Washington, DC. He is also author of Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession and other books, and he is a coeditor of Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach.

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