Edited by Andrew M. Peterson and William N. Kelly

Summary

Over the past years, the changing nature of pharmacy practise has caused many to realise that the practise must not only be managed, but also led. Leadership and Management in Pharmacy Practice discusses a variety of leadership and managerial issues facing pharmacists now and in the future.

This second edition has been reorganized by placing leadership chapters up front, followed by management chapters, thus emphasizing the need for leadership first. The book is written by contributors from within and outside of pharmacy practise—a reflection of the complexity of management in pharmacy settings. It offers a real-world approach to everyday issues in pharmacy leadership and management, written by authors who have faced these issues themselves.

The book includes case studies which are thought provoking and that promote critical thinking as well as problem solving—skills critical for effective pharmacy leaders or managers. References are also made throughout the text to changes occurring to the profession both internally and externally. Much of the material discussed applies to all settings of pharmacy practise: community, hospital, industry, ambulatory care, and long-term care.

This book provides pharmacy students and new pharmacy leaders and managers a broad overview of the complexities and intricacies inherent in managing and leading the profession. It is a valuable resource for students in the professional years of their pharmacy curricula and those promoted recently into pharmacy leadership or management positions.