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With medication issues the top cause of complaints in aged care homes (ACH), we examine attitudes towards the current services, and canvass possibilities for more effective models of care delivery. In the summer of 2016, Bob Spriggs was given 10...
There is strong evidence that hospital patients benefit from pharmacists being involved in post-discharge care. But pharmacists face multiple barriers when it comes to conducting post-discharge medication reviews. If you’ve ever run or watched a relay race you’ll know...
Dealing with aggressive or abusive patients is one of the least pleasant components of a community pharmacist’s role. What’s best practice for avoiding or de-escalating these situations? A patient walks in requesting a medicine with a potential for abuse...
The recent upscheduling of codeine has pushed issues around drug dependency into the spotlight. So how can community pharmacists help minimise harm at the front line? There’s a man in his early 60s who frequently visits Irvine Newton’s pharmacy in...
Earlier this year, retired pharmacist and survivor of domestic violence Julie Griffin MPS was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her service to women and the community. For the past 25 years she has been a dedicated member of...
Early career pharmacists now make up the majority of the sector’s workforce, so how do they see the future panning out? Young, smart but underutilised and increasingly disillusioned. Unfortunately, that’s how many Early Career Pharmacists (ECPs) can be described, according...
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