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Why we must say goodbye to 'clinical' pharmacists


I agree that all pharmacists who interact to patients are clinical. Microbiologists dealing with specimens are not so clinical compared to those who do consult patients as well. Pharmacists have a tendency to focus on products and sales, not much interacting with patients. The situation is changing, but more advocacy is required. All of us need more clinical skills. Education and research are giving more emphasis on direct patient care. The focus is on clinical. Clinical pharmacy is a concept to drive the profession. It is an encouragement for pharmacists to interact more effectively to patients. Automation is replacing much of the non-clinical functions. Pharmacists, not like doctors or nurses, have either industrial or clinical focus. A pharmacist involved fulltime in parenteral nutrition compounding shall not have significant interactions with patients. The following book I edited is empowering pharmacists to be more clinical. Still, there are medical books titled Clinical Medicine. Enjoy reading Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research by Dixon Thomas:

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1 DEC 2018

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