Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy 2nd Edition PDF
The second edition of this book sees some signifi cant revisions following
feedback on the fi rst edition and also developments in therapeutics. We
have been encouraged to see the use of the fi rst edition and also the production
of the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy which has
borrowed extensively from our work.
Clinical pharmacy services are only as good as the pharmacists who
provide them, and there are still battles to be fought and won. It remains
a disappointment that clinical pharmacy in the UK has not embraced the
academic rigour seen in some countries and that the research culture
inbred into junior doctors has yet to infect pharmacists in the same way.
This book is the distillation of 60–70 years of combined experience
between the authors with the hope that it will contribute to assisting clinical
pharmacists fulfi l their potential. The book is organized into chapters that
follow, we hope, a logical layout, with additional information organized
into chapters designed to provide additional know-how. This handbook
was never perceived as a formulary, but hopefully it will provide wisdom
that can be used at the bedside, in the department, or on call.
The Oxford Handbook series is well established and although pharmacists
have used many of the volumes, this is the fi rst is written specifi cally
for pharmacists. We hope that it will prove useful to clinical pharmacy
practitioners and teachers…