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The Changing Roles Of Pharmacists In Society

Keywords: clinical pharmacy , pharmacy education , pharmaceutical care , chronic disease management , drug therapy problems , public health

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A clinical role for pharmacists has developed inresponse to the societal need to improve the use ofmedicines. Clinical role development has been led byinitiatives in the hospital sector which have enabledSchools of Pharmacy to make shifts in the pre-graduateeducation of pharmacists. The increasing complexity inthe management of drug therapy has given pharmacistsclear roles that integrate within the healthcare team.The history is one in which the development ofchanging roles of pharmacists is an example of progressin healthcare delivery creating the need for revision ofthe curriculum for a whole profession.


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