Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Westville Campus, University Road, Durban, South Africa
Community Pharmacy Practice Towards Cancer Health and the Need for Continuous Cancer Education: Ghana Situation
Author(s): Kofi Boamah Mensah*, Frasia Oosthuizen and Varsha Bangalee
Traditionally, cancer patients are managed mostly within the secondary healthcare system. As the burden of the disease increases, secondary care has to work with the primary care to provide good support for healthy population, the patients, etc. The community pharmacists are one of the primary care providers because they are the most accessible healthcare providers in the community. For this group to meet these demands of an evolving new role and improve the health outcomes, continuous professional development (CPD) is essential. This study was set to gather information about the professional practice of Ghanaian community pharmacists on cancer health, their interest and importance in receiving continuous education on cancer.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using electronic questionnaires.
Key Findings: Majority (67.1%) .. Read More»