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Minor Illness or Major Disease Sixth Edition

Minor Illness or Major Disease Sixth Edition

Edited by Brian Addison, Alyson Brown, Ruth Edwards and Gwen Gray



The diagnosis and management of frequently encountered ailments in community pharmacy practice

Published1st Jul, 2016
Dimensions246 x 189 mm
Page count272


Minor Illness or Major Disease discusses in detail the diagnosis and management of frequently encountered ailments in community pharmacy practice.  It is a well-established book that aims to differentiate between a minor illness and a major disease that would need immediate referral.

The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised with updated advice and up to date information about pharmacy medicines. In addition it also:

  • 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
  • Introduction
  • Gastrointestinal Illnesses
  • Respiratory Illnesses
  • Central Nervous System
  • Infections and Infestations
  • Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Urinary System
  • Eyes, Ears and Oral Health
  • Nutrition
  • Dermatology


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