An overview of the pharmacy profession’s history and scope is crucial for every pharmacy technician. The Pharmacy Technician’s Introduction to Pharmacy clearly describes the issues technicians will encounter in their training and on the job. This book provides an insider’s perspective on relevant topics such as government regulation, career pathways, membership organizations, and ethics, and it addresses how medication therapy management is changing the practice of pharmacy.
• 11 informative chapters that explore the breadth of pharmacy practice.
Straightforward analysis of top pharmacy issues and the forces shaping the profession.
• Timely journal reprints on contemporary topics.
• A special chapter on communications in pharmacy by Bruce A. Berger, PhD, Bpharm, one of pharmacy’s foremost experts on interpersonal and organizational communication.
• Tables that summarize key events in pharmacy throughout history.
• Important resources and contact information on associations, internships, residencies, and periodicals.
• Key terms defined in the text’s margins and compiled in a glossary.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Pharmacy’s Cadence: Drumbeat of a Profession
Chapter 2. Development of Pharmacy in History as a Healing Profession
Chapter 3. Pharmacy Reborn: Pharmaceutical Care and Medication Therapy Management
Chapter 4. Communications in Pharmacy Practice
Chapter 5. Ethics in Pharmacy Practice
Chapter 6. Career for Pharmacy Technicians
Chapter 7. Governmental and Voluntary Oversight of Pharmacy
Chapter 8. Pharmacy Associations
Chapter 9. Using the Pharmacy Literature and Writing for It
Chapter 10. Postgraduate Educational Opportunities for Pharmacists
Chapter 11. Current Issues in Pharmacy