Overview for Patient Assessment in Pharmacy: A Culturally Competent Approach
In today’s multicultural society, understanding the unique characteristics and health issues of people from diverse cultures is critical to the practice of all areas of medicine, including pharmacy. Patient Assessment in Pharmacy: A Culturally Competent Approach thoroughly prepares pharmacy students to assess patients from a variety of cultural and ethnic groups in a culturally aware manner.
Featuring a practical approach, this essential resource begins by establishing the importance of culturally competent care as well as the process for conducting a patient history and interview. Later chapters focus on specific organ systems and discuss common medical conditions that a pharmacist may encounter, with an emphasis on medical conditions that may have a higher incidence among particular ethnic groups. Each chapter includes a review of the clinical presentation of disease, questions to ask during the patient interview, physical assessment techniques used to further evaluate the disease state. This text is a handy guide for student education and an excellent resource for rotation sites, containing the following features, topics, and techniques:
Assessment skills relevant to the practice of pharmacy
Cultural health disparities and clinical presentation of conditions in various cultural and ethnic groups.
Full-color photos depicting how conditions present for different ethnicities
Chapters organized by body system for easy reference.
Culturally competent interview and physical examination techniques that can be used with patients of all backgrounds
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