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 appropriate 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 in certain cultural groups. Each chapter includes a review of the clinical presentation of disease, questions to ask during the patient interview, and physical assessment techniques used to further assess the disease state.
* Focuses on assessment skills relevant to the practice of pharmacy
* Addresses key issues such as cultural health disparities and clinical presentation of conditions in various cultural and ethnic groups.
* Includes full-color photos depicting how conditions present for different groups
* Features chapters organized by body systems
* Includes culturally competent interview and physical examination techniques that can be used with any patient, regardless of background
* Provides a handy guide for student education and an excellent resource for rotation sites
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