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Perception of Community Pharmacists towards Their Current Professional Role in the Healthcare System of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Abduelmula R Abduelkarem
Published in Elsevier
2014
Volume: 23
   
Issue: 3
Pages: 235 - 240
Abstract

The new paradigm to pharmacy profession has changed the focus of pharmacists from product-centered to patient-oriented. This change has brought new set of beliefs and assumptions on the way services should be delivered to pharmacy clients. The main aim of this study is to explore the perception of community pharmacists on their current professional role in Dubai. Key findings show that community pharmacists are more directed towards business than patients. They almost dispense all categories of medicines over-the-counter without the need of prescriptions. However, a new trend of pharmacists in Dubai is to provide enhanced pharmacy services such as consultation to patients upon request.

About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetSaudi Pharmaceutical Journal
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier
ISSN13190164
Open AccessNo