In a recent review, Doody's Review Service deemed Fundamental Skills for Patient Care in Pharmacy Practice by Colleen Doherty Lauster and Sneha Baxi Srivastava "a truly novel book on the practical concepts of pharmacy practice." According to reviewer Michael C. Barros, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, from Temple University School of Pharmacy, the text "is a well-developed and well-organized book [that] serves a previously unmet need in pharmacy education."
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"The authors provide a guide detailing the practical aspects of clinical pharmacy. Readers will find guidance on various skills that are expected of clinical pharmacists, such as communication, patient counseling, patient interviewing, medication reconciliation, patient presentation skills, and how to correctly write SOAP notes. Prior to this, there has been no all-encompassing book addressing these practical aspects of pharmacy practice for students and new practitioners.
Although pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, and new practitioners will benefit from this book, students will find this to be a useful tool throughout their academic careers. It will serve as an excellent reference during clinical rotations.
This is a truly novel book on the practical concepts of pharmacy practice. For some time, teachers have struggled with the lack of resources to help students master these concepts. This book does an excellent job of presenting these topics. The take home points are informative and the sampling of cases and examples throughout help solidify important concepts. This book serves a previously unmet need in pharmacy education."