Title: Perception of Healthcare Professionals toward Clinical Pharmacy Services

Author(s) - Ahmed Mohamed AlDehemi*1, Dr. Ahmed Sayed Khashaba2

 DOI: - 10.23958/ijirms/vol02-i11/16

Author Detail -

Ahmed Mohamed AlDehemi

Pharmacist- Master postgraduate student at Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy

Ahmed Sayed Khashaba, MD.

Associate Professor of Medical Physiology at Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy


Based on American College of clinical pharmacy (ACCP), Clinical pharmacy is defined as that area of pharmacy concerned with the science and practice of rational medication use (The Definition of Clinical Pharmacy, 2008).

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) defines clinical pharmacist as "A health specialty, which describes the activities and services of the clinical pharmacist to develop and promote the rational and appropriate use of medicinal products and devices". The clinical pharmacist has a variety of responsibilities which include the performance of patient assessment, ordering drug therapy related laboratory tests, administering drugs, selecting, initiating, monitoring, continuing and adjusting drug regimens (Clinical Pharmacy et al., 2003).

Clinical pharmacy is a health science field in which pharmacists provide patient care that maximize medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention (American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2008).

The clinical pharmacists are responsible for doing activities including interacting with the health care team in patient rounds, interviewing patients and taking medication histories, providing recommendations on drug selection, and follow-up of results to improve patient outcomes (Barber, 1996) and (Kaboli et al., 2006).

How to Cite this Article?

"Ahmed Mohamed AlDehemi*, Dr. Ahmed Sayed Khashaba" ‘Perception of Healthcare Professionals toward Clinical Pharmacy Services" International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science(IJIRMS), http://ijirms.in/index.php, Volume 2 Issue 11, November 2017, p. No. 1529-1535