Health Promotion for Pharmacists by Alison Blenkinsopp

Health Promotion for Pharmacists

byAlison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton, Claire Anderson

Paperback | December 16, 1999

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This book is an excellent review of health promotion in the context of the pharmacy practice. Since the publication of the first edition, major changes have taken place in the involvement of pharmacists in health promotion. Health promotion is now a core role for community (retail) pharmacistand health promotion is now taught as a core-subject in all schools of pharmacy. The misuse of drugs is now a greater problem than ever before and pharmacists need updating in this area. Pharmacists have the monopoly on sales of nicotine replacement therapy and are now the key group involved inopportunistic advice to those who want to stop smoking. The book aims to inform pharmacists about all major health issues such as the effects of smoking; nutrition; exercise; oral health; family planning; woman's' health; child health; travel health; alcohol and mental health. The authors showpharmacists what they can achieve in health promotion stressing the social and behavioural aspects. There are key chapters on the major health challenges facing the 21 Century, the social inequalities of health and health care, problems in achieving behavioural change, and the importance of goodcommunication especially about risks. From reviews of the first edition: 'Pharmacists interested in health promotion - which should be all pharmacists -could hardly make a better start to updating their knowledge than to read this book and pass its messages onto their patients.' CommunityPharmacy Quotable comments from cards: 'This book is ideal reading for pharmacists intending to expand their business in this area or students studying pharmacy practice'. Terry McGuire, Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast 'An excellent book for giving a review ofareas of health promotion in which pharmacists can be actively involved.' Dr M Aslam, Director of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Nottingham

About The Author

Alison Blenkinsopp is at Keele University. Rhona Panton is at Worcester Community Trust.

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Title:Health Promotion for PharmacistsFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 16, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019263044X

ISBN - 13:9780192630445

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Table of Contents

What is Health PromotionHealth Policy and its influenceThe major health challenges facing the 21 CenturyWhat makes people behave as they do, and how can behaviour be changed?Health promotion in pharmacy practice and primary careConcordance in medicine-takingSmokingNutritionPhysical ActivityOral HealthContraception and Sexual HealthWomen's healthChild healthTravel healthDrug misuse

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From reviews of the first edition: 'Pharmacists interested in health promotion - which should be all pharmacists -could hardly make a better start to updating their knowledge than to read this book and pass its messages onto their patients.' Community Pharmacy Quotable comments from cards:'This book is ideal reading for pharmacists intending to expand their business in this area or students studying pharmacy practice'. Terry McGuire, Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast 'An excellent book for giving a review of areas of health promotion in whichpharmacists can be actively involved.' Dr M Aslam, Director of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Nottingham