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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2009

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  • Staff development Subscription

    1 OCT 2009

    By Trudy Thomas

  • Presentation skills Subscription

    1 OCT 2009 By Ruth McGuire
    Comments (2)

    According to author Suzy Siddons: “A good presentation contains many of the same constituents as a good restaurant meal. The participants should be hungry. The chef should be at least competent, if not inspired. The menu should be tempting, understandable and offer a range of choices to all the diners. The ingredients should be the best possible.”1 And she’s right. The thing that whets your appetite the most for a meal is the first impression. Even if a meal surprises you ...

  • Herbal therapeutics (6) Benign prostatic hyperplasia Subscription

    1 OCT 2009

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is one of the most common problems occurring among older men. Prevalence figures vary, but a conservative estimate is that up to 40 per cent of men aged over 70 years experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), such as urinary frequency, urgency, nocturia, reduced urine flow and urinary retention associated with BPH.1

  • Leadership Subscription

    1 OCT 2009 0:00 By Ruth McGuire

    Opinion varies as to the precise difference between a leader and a manager. Some think that leadership is purely about showing others which direction to take whereas others think that leadership also involves skills such as motivating others. But there is some consensus around the fact that leadership is about people and particularly about relationships. In general, managers operate systems and take charge of functions as well as people, whereas leaders only ever have a direct impact ...

  • Heart disease (1) Chronic heart failure Subscription

    1 OCT 2009 By Helen Williams

    The prevalence of heart failure is between three and 20 patients per 1,000 (approximately one new case per 1,000 population is diagnosed each year), increasing to at least 80 cases per 1,000 among those aged 75 years and over. The annual mortality is between 10 and 50 per cent depending on disease severity.1

  • Social dimensions of pharmacy (1) The social context of pharmacy Subscription

    1 OCT 2009

    By Geoffrey Harding and Kevin Taylor

  • Social dimensions of pharmacy (2) Power, status and pharmacy Subscription

    1 OCT 2009

    By Geoffrey Harding and Kevin Taylor

  • Social dimensions of pharmacy (3) Social determinants of health and illness Subscription

    1 OCT 2009

    By Geoffrey Harding and Kevin Taylor

  • Social dimensions of pharmacy (4) Health, illness and seeking health care Subscription

    1 OCT 2009

    By Geoffrey Harding and Kevin Taylor

  • Heart disease (3) Acute coronary syndromes Subscription

    1 OCT 2009 By Helen Williams

    The term “acute coronary syndromes” (ACS) encompasses a number of diagnoses that represent a spectrum of disease. Three distinct diagnoses are recognised, but these cannot be distinguished by assessment of their presenting symptoms alone.

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