Special Issue "Delivery of Pharmaceutical Care—Leaving No One Behind"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 6612
Interests: pharmaceutical care; clinical research methodology; social science methodologies; clinical pharmacology; medicines; community pharmacy; medical errors; pharmaceutical policy; inappropriate prescribing, medication safety
The past few years have presented pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with unprecedented challenges. These challenges have made us rethink the manner in which we prioritize and deliver care to individuals. The World Health Organisation has placed significant emphasis on leaving no one behind by encouraging initiatives to address inequities in health.
This Special Issue invites research papers that address the manner in which pharmacists are delivering care to individuals in order to ensure that no one is left behind. Studies in which pharmacists seek to identify vulnerable individuals or conduct interventions to improve their health outcomes and the overall life of the patient, i.e., studies looking at both patient and person-centered care. Studies that include, but are not limited to, delivery of pharmaceutical care to individuals having communicable or non-communicable diseases and for individuals with low (digital) health literacy, individuals in lower socio-economic groups, individuals from minority ethnic groups and possibly studies looking at gender disparities. Studies of how pharmacists engage with the community, beyond the patients who already benefit from pharmacy services and who tend to fall through the health/pharmacotherapeutic net are welcome.
A significant amount of pharmacists’ activities to deliver optimum pharmaceutical care to individuals may not be transparent to health policymakers, other health care professionals and patients. These activities and their impact may not always be captured by the more traditional research methods, therefore, papers employing robust innovative and emerging research approaches are encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Maria Cordina
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- pharmaceutical care
- medicines management
- pharmacy services
- pharmacist management of communicable and non-communicable conditions
- lower socio economic groups
- gender disparities
- community engagement
- innovative emerging research methodology