This book presents a contemporary view of pharmacy practice research covering theories, methodologies, models and techniques that are applicable. It has thirteen chapters covering the range of quantitative, qualitative, action research and mixed methods as well as management theories underpinning change in pharmacy practice. “Pharmacy Practice Research Methods” examines the evidence and impact as well as explores the future.
Pharmacy practice is rapidly transforming and as such it is to be adaptable as student and academic researchers and to not only understand techniques and methodologies, but as champions to nurture the field. There is a literature in this area but few integrated texts which cover the wide range of pharmacy practice including methodologies, evidence, practice and policy. This book provides a solid foundation for exploring these phenomenon further, and is expected to serve as a valuable resource for academics, students, policy makers and professional organisations.
Pharmacy Practice Research- Evidence and Impact.- Research Methodologies related to pharmacy practice –An Overview.- Quantitative Methods in Pharmacy Practice Research.- Qualitative Methods in Pharmacy Practice Research.- Action Research in Pharmacy Practice.- Participatory Action Research in Pharmacy Practice.- Mixed Methods Research in Pharmacy Practice.- Applying organizational theory in Pharmacy Practice Research.- Applying pharmacoeconomic methods in community and hospital pharmacy research.- Concept Mapping and pattern matching in pharmacy practice research.- Pharmacoepidemiological approaches in healthcare.- Future of Pharmacy Practice Research.- Pharmacists’ attitudes towards pharmacy practice research: a review.
Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, PhD is the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. A pharmacist by training and a PhD in pharmacy practice, Dr Babar is the recipient of prestigious “Research Excellence Award” from the University of Auckland. His research programme covers areas related to pharmaceutical policy and practice, encompassing quality use of medicines, access to medicines and pharmacoeconomics. Dr Babar has presented at Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Austrian Health Institute and at the Universities of Reading and Kingston. He has also acted as a consultant for World Health Organization, Health Action International, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand. Dr Babar is the Editor in Chief of Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, www.joppp.org and can be reached at email@example.com.