Pharmacists: Current Challenges and Perspectives

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Line L. Villadsen (Editor)

Series: Health Care in Transition
BISAC: HEA028000

It has become apparent that pharmacy education needs to respond to professional and social changes and renew its mission in terms of students and learning objectives. As such, this compilation presents approaches for bridging the theory-practice gap.
Following this, the authors focus on pharmacists’ role in oncology, and the current challenges and perspectives of pharmacist in oncology settings. Oncology pharmacists contribute to the rational use of chemotherapy and supportive drugs by providing individual pharmaceutical care plans for patients.
Challenges in pharmacy education and practice in the Middle East are discussed, and the authors elaborate on specific frameworks for different sectors of pharmacy.
It is also proposed that developing the pharmacist’s role as a major part of the medical team could provide patients with the highest outcomes at the lowest cost.
The objective of the closing review is to make a proposal for the implementation of the analysis of ethical, organisational, legal, social, environmental and other domains, in the studies of the health technology assessment agencies.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Addressing the Gap between Pharmacy Education and Practice
(Nilay Aksoy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Altinbas University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Current Challenges and Perspectives of Pharmacist in Oncology Settings
(Songül Tezcan, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Marmara University, istanbul, Turkey)

Chapter 3. Current Challenges and Perspectives of Pharmacy in Middle Eastern Countries
(Hala Sacre, PharmD, Souheil Hallit, PhD, Aline Hajj, PhD, Pascale Salameh, PhD, Drug Information Center, Order of Pharmacists of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon, and others)

Chapter 4. Pharmacists in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Perspectives
(Thang Nguyen, Linh T. K. Mai, Vu T. Nguyen, Thu T. A. Truong, Tu T. C. Le, Suol T. PhaM, Chu X. Duong, Thao H. Nguyen, Susan E. Matthews and Katja Taxis, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Can Tho, Vietnam, and others)

Chapter 5. Synthesis of Relevant Information to Support Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for Pharmacist Decision-Making
(Alberto Frutos Pérez-Surio, Pharm D, PhD, Pharmacy Department. University Lozano Blesa Clinical Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain, and others)

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