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Practicing health promotion through pharmacy counseling activities.

Authors
  • Chandra, Ashish
  • Malcolm, Nathaniel 2nd
  • Fetters, Margery
Type
Published Article
Journal
Health promotion practice
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
4
Issue
1
Pages
64–71
Identifiers
PMID: 14610974
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Dramatic changes in the U.S. health care system have emphasized the need to promote good health. To achieve this, different types of health care professionals have now started working together. These teams often include participants, such as doctors, pharmacists, and nurses. However, there are many health professionals, such as pharmacists, working in noninstitutionalized settings, such as pharmacies, who are not being fully utilized. One of the ways pharmacists can promote good health is by counseling patients. This article provides some insights regarding the various health promotion activities that are or can be performed by pharmacists. Health promotion educators can play a significant role in educating pharmacists to become effective health promoters. Some hypothetical scenarios and examples, as well as models, are also provided to demonstrate active health promotion through pharmacist counseling activities.

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