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Health promotion in pharmacy practice and primary care

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/9780192630445.003.0005
Health promotion in pharmacy practice and primary care

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Health promotion and disease prevention are now seen as a priority of the health service. The pharmacists' role must develop to reflect this shift in emphasis away from simply treating those who are ill. This chapter traces the historical background of the development of the pharmacist's role in health promotion, discusses the nature of the role, considers the emerging infrastructure, and looks to future developments.

Keywords: pharmacy practice; pharmacists; primary care; health care; health services; health promotion

Chapter.  6773 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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