Pharmacists Talking with Patients

A Guide to Patient Counseling
Pharmacists Talking with Patients 9780781763301
Rights Link

Publication Date: Mar 3, 2006
Availability: IN STOCK
Format: Book
Edition: Second
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781763301
eBook Available
Promotion Code


Pharmacists Talking with Patients, Second Edition is a complete introduction to patient counseling for pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists. In an easy-to-understand style that's a pleasure to read, the author outlines various ways of incorporating effective patient counseling into pharmacy practice and gives specific recommendations for developing strong counseling techniques. Appendices contain suggested patient counseling dialogues and sample forms.

This edition includes new cartoons and photographs to make learning fun, case studies, summary tables, and reflective critical thinking questions. New and expanded topics include the therapeutic alliance between health professionals and patients, collaborative working relationships between pharmacists and physicians, and cultural and literacy issues.


--New cartoons and photographs are scattered throughout the book to make learning fun
--New reflective questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to think critically about the key concepts presented in the text
--Among the many new and expanded topics, you'll find thorough coverage of:
  • the therapeutic alliance between health professionals and patients
  • collaborative working relationships between pharmacists and physicians
  • cultural and literacy issues

--Additional new pedagogical features include chapter objectives, case studies, summary tables, and new illustrations
--Appendix section contains examples of common forms used in patient counseling and sample dialogues that are useful as a guideline for pharmacy students
--Ancillaries: An Instructor's Manual is available on an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM and on a Connection Website


  • Edition: Second
  • Product Format: Softbound
  • ISBN: 9780781763301
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • Pages: 320
  • Pub Date: Mar 3, 2006
  • Weight: 1.0

Associated Specialties

Table of contents


Role of Patient Counseling in Pharmacy

The Definition and Goals of Patient Counseling in Pharmacy

Understanding Patients' Needs, Wishes and Preferences

Helping Patients with Adherence and Decision-Making

The Counseling Session

Information Provision and Educational Methods and Resources

Human Interactions and Counseling Skills in Pharmacy

Tailoring Counseling to Meet Individual Patient Needs and Overcome Challenges

Developing Optimal Counseling Involvement

Appendix A: Suggested Patient Counseling Dialogues

Appendix B: Forms to Assist in Information Gathering