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Social Work and Pharmacy 

Social Work and Pharmacy
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Social Work and Pharmacy
Author(s):

Maura Conry

, Christopher M. Herndon

, and Diane R. Jackson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0042
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date: 13 August 2020

This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

Social workers may be unaware of the role pharmacists play in palliative care, and the wide range of services they provide to enhance quality of life for clients.

Consulting the readily available pharmacist is a direct, time-saving first step when medication related concerns are observed.

This chapter describes a step-by-step process by which social workers may collaborate with pharmacists to streamline and coordinate care.

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