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Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice

Author(s): Nathaniel Rickles, Albert Wertheimer, Jon Schommer

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2016

Pages: 612

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Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice evolves around the field of medical sociology, with a more specific focus on the psychosocial aspects of medication use. With updated research findings included, a plethora of cases and theory applications allows the reader to learn modern day, real-time, pharmaceutical concepts. From analyzing perspectives on health behaviors to how pharmacy practice has fully evolved, this book engulfs the reader’s mind and teaches the field from various angles. 

Organized in four main parts, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice:

  • Describes how societal and individual behaviors intersect with health and illness behaviors.
  • Explores different systems and personal experiences when engaging a variety of treatment options.
  • Considers how the pharmacy practice has evolved and the factors affecting the delivery of specific pharmacy services.
  • Explains contributing factors to the structure and function of medication-use processes.
  • Now includes:
    • information on alternative health behaviors in the Behavioral Medicine Chapter.
    • Health and Illness chapters linking clearly back to medication use making the information more applicable to students than ever before!
    • more figures and tables throughout.
    • information on current hot topics: social aspects of tailoring drugs to patient’s genetic predispositions, network theory and social interactions, social aspects of using patient/pharmacy technologies, behavioral economics, and more!

Part I Interpretation of the Health Problem and Need for Treatment

  • Section A Concepts of Health and illness
    • Chapter 1 Definitions and Meaning of Health and Illness
    • Chapter 2 Social Epidemiology
  • Section B Models and Frameworks for Health and Illness Behaviors
    • Chapter 3 Individual and Interpersonal Models of Health and Illness Behavior
    • Chapter 4 Health Services Programs: Planning and Evaluation

Part II Approaches to Resolve Health Problems

  • Section A Behavioral Medicine
    • Chapter 5 Behavioral Medicine
  • Section B Medication Use Services and Care
    • Chapter 6 Professional Socialization of Pharmacists
    • Chapter 7 Organizational Change
  • Section C Treatment Planning and Participation
    • Chapter 8 Prescribing Behavior
    • Chapter 9 Engaging Patients in Healthcare and Decision-Making: Understanding and Facilitating the Process
    • Chapter 10 Interpersonal Communication for Patient Care
    • Chapter 11 Pharmaceutical Care: Incorporating the Needs and Perspectives of Family Careers
  • Section D Evaluating Patient Medication Use, Behavior, and Need for Change
    • Chapter 12 Psychosocial Aspects of Medication Adherence
    • Chapter 13 Facilitating Behavioral Change
    • Chapter 14 Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment in Health Care

Part III Targeting Care of Specific Patients

  • Chapter 15 Children and Adolescents
  • Chapter 16 Medication Use Among Older Adults
  • Chapter 17 Death and Dying
  • Chapter 18 Psychosocial Aspects of Caring for Individuals with Mental Illness
  • Chapter 19 Cultural Influences on Medication Use

Part IV System-Level Topics Involving Pharmacy Practice

  • Chapter 20 A Psychosocial Approach to Medication Errors
  • Chapter 21 Ethical Issues and the Provision of Pharmaceutical Care
  • Chapter 22 Networks of Care: Social Networks in Health and Care Delivery

Nathaniel Rickles

Nathaniel M. Rickles, PharmD, PhD, BCPP is an associate professor in pharmacy practice at the University of Connecticut. He received a BS degree from Dickinson College in chemistry and psychology, PharmD from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in Pharmacy, and his MS and PhD in the social and administrative sciences from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also completed a psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and board certifi ed in psychiatric pharmacy practice. His primary research interests are to develop, implement, and evaluate intervention programs that improve pharmacist collaboration with patients and other professionals, patient medication adherence, and patient safety. Dr. Rickles also explores educational methods to improve the teaching of communication skills and patient safety.

Albert Wertheimer

Albert I. Wertheimer, PhD, MBA is a professor at Nova SE University College of Pharmacy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is the author or co-author of over 400 journal articles, 35 books and many book chapters. He was a professor at Temple University from 2000 to 2016 and he has worked for a Pharmacy Benefit Management company, for the pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck and Co., Inc., and he was the dean at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He holds adjunct appointments at universities in Turkey, Malta, China, Slovenia, Taiwan and Mexico. He has lectured or consulted in approximately 70 countries and he has directed about 90 PhD students, and many more Masters degree students. He is the editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, and he serves as a peer-reviewer for 16 scholarly and professional journals.

Jon Schommer

Jon C. Schommer, R.Ph., PhD, is a professor at the University of Minnesota. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is related to provision, use, and evaluation of drug products and pharmacist services. The work is grounded in health behavior theories, behavioral economics, behavioral psychology, and marketing models of organizational and consumer behavior.

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