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Major health challenges facing the 21st century

Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton and Claire Anderson

in Health Promotion for Pharmacists

Second edition

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630445
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723575 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.003.0003
Major health challenges facing the 21st century

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To be effective in the role of health promoters, pharmacists need to be aware of the major diseases, their prevention, and the importance of environmental, social, and biomedical factors. This chapter sets out the major health challenges in the context of long-term government and health service priorities, and the ways in which pharmacists can play their part. It focuses on heart disease and stroke, cancer, mental health, and accidents.

Keywords: pharmacy practice; long-term government; heart disease; cancer; mental health; accidents

Chapter.  6046 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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