Minor Illness or Major Disease
eBook discusses in detail the diagnosis and management of frequently encountered ailments in community pharmacy practice. As well as being a well-established undergraduate textbook, this book aims to aid pharmacists with differentiating between a minor illness and a major disease that would need immediate referral to a medical practitioner.
This sixth edition has been thoroughly revised with updated advice and up to date information about pharmacy medicines. In addition it also:
Minor Illness or Major Disease
- Utilises a problem-based learning approach with case studies throughout
- Includes trigger cases, management options, pharmacist and general practitioner opinions, self-assessment questions, summary of key points and key referral criteria
- Carries a further reading section at the end of most chapters, focusing on reviews and evidence of the efficacy of over-the-counter medicines.
is essential reading for pharmacy undergraduates and pre-registration students. It is also invaluable for community pharmacists.
Irish Pharmacy Union, November 2016
"The latest incarnation of such a valuable text comes courtesy of the well-established and renowned Pharmacy Practice team at Robert Gordons University Aberdeen...
...Differential diagnostic reasoning is presented throughout the chapter text, thereby allowing the reader to feel better informed when they ask that question of themselves - "Is this a Minor Illness or a Major Disease?" - when confronted with any clinical presentation...
...Text presentation is clear, concise and well delivered, with the result that the book itself represents an easily-accessible reference resource for the reader which can be cross-referenced with the BNF...
...The sixth edition of Minor Illness or Major Disease provides us with a timely update to what is already a stalwart within the Community Pharmacy practice resource library."
Noel Stenson, Irish Pharmacy Union, November 2016
The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2016
"This latest edition offers a new approach to the management of minor illness, the most obvious difference from previous editions being the reformatting of the book to mirror the structure of the British National Formulary
. The book also uses the problem-based learning approach where minor illnesses are discussed in the context of case studies...
...A pharmacist and a general medical practitioner or dietitian responds to the case. This illustrates the similarities and differences in approach by two different healthcare professionals...
...Each chapter ends with a series of self-assessment questions, the styles of which reflect those encountered in university or professional examinations...
...The book is well structured and easy to use. The tables are clear and concise and the photographs and illustrations are of the highest quality. It should be read by pharmacy undergraduates and preregistration trainees, and it will also be of great value to community pharmacists."
Laurence A. Goldberg, The Pharmaceutical Journal, 26 September 2016.
From the reviews of the previous edition:
"The book is, thankfully, easily navigable and readable, and thus of great benefit in quick referral, it additionally allow for self-assessment with use of a series of reflective questions to encourage learning not only as an undergraduate but as a qualified professional...The authorship is comprehensible and non-patronising, with further counseling options also noted within specific chapters linking the core scientific knowledge to practical reality.”
Grace Hatton, BPSA Eastern Area Coordinator, BPSA e-newsletter, May 2012
"an excellent introductory chapter explaining the role of pharmacists in the community...The book makes use of handy, user-friendly tables, chapter summaries and other features...This would be a useful companion book for those studying pharmacy and it could be helpful in course work in ambulatory care and /or used as a supplement for students in their ambulatory and /or community practice experiences"
Patrick J. McDonnell, Pharm.D., Doody's Notes, May 2012