Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 7

Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Community Pharmacists about the Professional Standards and Responsibilities Entrusted by Pharmacy Practice Regulation, 2015- A Cross Sectional Survey in the State of Tamil Nadu

Rubica T, S Vedha pal Jeyamani*, Asha k Rajan, FM Sahayamary and M Magesh

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jaya college of Paramedical Sciences, Thiruninrur, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author: S Vedha pal Jeyamani, Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jaya college of Paramedical Sciences, Thiruninrur, Chennai, India.

Received: April 02, 2018; Published: June 22, 2018

Citation: S Vedha pal Jeyamani., et al. “Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Community Pharmacists about the Professional Standards and Responsibilities Entrusted by Pharmacy Practice Regulation, 2015- A Cross Sectional Survey in the State of Tamil Nadu”. Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 2.7 (2018).

Abstract

  In this study a cross sectional survey was conducted in the State of Tamil Nadu to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Community Pharmacists on the Professional standards and Responsibilities Entrusted by Pharmacy Practice Regulation-2015. The at most aim in framing and developing of pharmacy practice regulations- 2015 was to develop the dignity and practicing of pharmacy practice profession in India. It included pharmaceutical care services like, prescription audit, patient counseling, providing drug information, ADR monitoring etc., It is a proud moment and a challenge in getting these empowerments legally, but at the same time it becomes important that to what extend pharmacist of our country are excelling in knowledge and standards with skills. The introduction of Pharm. D degree in addition bought on a change in the field in sectors of patient counseling and adverse drug monitoring by pharmacist, which was the main goal behind introducing of course into the field. It enables to be a good clinical pharmacist with patient caring monitored adequately. The Overall observations through this survey revealed that only a part of community pharmacists is having awareness about the new “Pharmacy Practice Regulations-2015” and the contents of the same. Very few of the community pharmacists interviewed were having the knowledge about the pharmaceutical care services recommended in the new regulations. Though many pharmacists claimed to provide pharmaceutical care services, the integrity of their answers were questionable as their answers to other related questions were contraindicated. However, many pharmacists showed personal interest to provide pharmaceutical care services in future upcoming times.

Keywords: Community Pharmacist; Educational Programs; Practice Standards; Patient Counseling; Prescriptions

Copyright: © 2018 S Vedha pal Jeyamani., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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