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Health Promotion for Pharmacists$
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Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton, and Claire Anderson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.001.0001

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Major health challenges facing the 21st century

Major health challenges facing the 21st century

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(p.39) 3 Major health challenges facing the 21st century
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Health Promotion for Pharmacists
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Alison Blenkinsopp

Rhona Panton

Claire Anderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.003.0003

To be effective in the role of health promoters, pharmacists need to be aware of the major diseases, their prevention, and the importance of environmental, social, and biomedical factors. This chapter sets out the major health challenges in the context of long-term government and health service priorities, and the ways in which pharmacists can play their part. It focuses on heart disease and stroke, cancer, mental health, and accidents.

Keywords:   pharmacy practice, long-term government, heart disease, cancer, mental health, accidents

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