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The Definition of Clinical Pharmacy American College of Clinical Pharmacy Key Words: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, ACCP, clinical pharmacy, definition, clinical pharmacist. (Pharmacotherapy 2008;28(6):816–817) As articulated in its strategic plan, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s (ACCP) 10–15- year vision for the profession is that pharmacists will be health care providers who are accountable for optimal medication therapy in the prevention and treatment of disease. To achieve this vision, the profession must ensure that there will be an adequate supply of appropriately educated and skilled clinical pharmacists. Toward that end, the ACCP Board of Regents has developed a definition of clinical pharmacy to serve as the foundation for the core competencies of a clinical pharmacist. Both short (abridged) and detailed (unabridged) definitions are provided below. Abridged Definition of Clinical Pharmacy Clinical pharmacy is defined as that area of pharmacy concerned with the science and practice of rational medication use. Unabridged Definition of Clinical Pharmacy Clinical pharmacy is a health science discipline in which pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention. The practice of clinical pharmacy embraces the philosophy of pharmaceutical care; it blends a caring orientation with specialized therapeutic knowledge, experience, and judgment for the purpose of ensuring optimal patient outcomes. As a discipline, clinical pharmacy also has an obligation to contribute to the generation of new knowledge that advances health and quality of life. Clinical pharmacists care for patients in all health care settings. They possess in-depth knowledge of medications that is integrated with a foundational understanding of the biomedical, pharmaceutical, sociobehavioral, and clinical sciences. To achieve desired therapeutic goals, the clinical pharmacist applies evidence-based
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course PHARMACY 200 taught by Professor Drgreen during the Spring '10 term at Al Ahliyya Amman University.

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