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    hi!
    im writing my personal statement and i would like to be able to add something like " and i understand that pharmacy requires( a bad bit to pharmacy) eg long hours)
    i was hoping you could all help
    so please what are the worst bits to pharmacy ???
    thanks all

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    Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

    Originally posted by hadfield View Post
    hi!
    im writing my personal statement and i would like to be able to add something like " and i understand that pharmacy requires( a bad bit to pharmacy) eg long hours)
    i was hoping you could all help
    so please what are the worst bits to pharmacy ???
    thanks all
    I think that you need to understand, as do all workers in public health, that you will be personally involved in patients getting worse, (as well as better), whether its due to mistakes, oversights, other people, or a malign fate. You may then discover things about your employer/employees, friends, family, government and the general public that you did not know before, also both good and bad. It will require a certain strength to deal with all of that.
    ....just my opinion

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    • #3
      Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

      Long hours, risk of prosecution, having to deal with the public.
      johnep

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      • #4
        Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

        Originally posted by hadfield View Post
        hi!

        so please what are the worst bits to pharmacy ???
        Watching people die - slowly (and it's impact on their loved ones)

        Positive pregnancy tests on 12 year olds

        Women who have been raped and "can't see their own doctor"

        Children as carers.

        Watching as elderly GP's loose control of their surgeries.

        Jeff

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        • #5
          Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

          What is this?

          Lazy Lady...
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          • #6
            Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

            Originally posted by Jeff View Post
            Watching people die - slowly (and it's impact on their loved ones)

            Positive pregnancy tests on 12 year olds

            Women who have been raped and "can't see their own doctor"

            Children as carers.

            Watching as elderly GP's loose control of their surgeries.

            Jeff
            Have to concentrate at 100% peak 100% of the time.
            Work in noisy distracting environments.
            Dragging yourself off to work on a monday morning.
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            2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
            How times change.

            If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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            • #7
              Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

              Just those manic mondays

              YouTube - Manic Monday - Bangles

              Shan
              [url]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu2DA4I4TGw[/url]

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              • #8
                Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

                Mondays are no longer manic thanks to PCS. Tuesday is the new heavy day.
                johnep

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                • #9
                  Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

                  You can’t use: Oops! very often.

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                  • #10
                    Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

                    Originally posted by Mrs. Robinson View Post
                    You can’t use: Oops! very often.
                    What you can't USE?

                    Shan
                    [url]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu2DA4I4TGw[/url]

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                    • #11
                      Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

                      You measure and serve methadone to addicts all day long every day.
                      Last edited by ramroum; 31, January 2009, 10:38 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

                        hmmmmm please watch the language! they are called substance misusers, not addicts. actually some of the members here are sub-misusers. i used to call them as addicts, till a locum pointed out for me that the word can be taken offensive by some misusers. Then Jeff pointed out that i fail to see addiction as a chronic condition just like any other chronic condition.

                        you would not say that if you were a contractor! 'serving methadone drinks' pay a huge part of the bill.

                        Regards
                        Last edited by Rafael; 18, November 2008, 10:41 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

                          Standing up all day checking and checking then checking.
                          (Why can't community pharmacist sit down and use conveyor belt for meds' trays?)
                          Last edited by ramroum; 19, November 2008, 11:47 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

                            John mentioned something about possibility of providing MURs at patient's home. if PSNC negotiate such a deal, you can always forget about community pharmacy and do MURs for your neighbours at 27 quids/MUR. again i think there will be an anual limit (what a shame)
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                            • #15
                              Re: the worst bit of pharmacy

                              Originally posted by ramroum View Post
                              You have a master degree to work as a waiter serving methadone (drinks) to addicts all day long every day.
                              (This service should be done at drug addiction centres and drinks served by less qualified people to release some pressure from community pharmacy.)

                              In most shared care schemes, where pharmacists are properly engaged in this service, they do more than "serve drinks". They report missed doses to prescribers, comment on the general health of the patient and even assist in correct doses being prescribed:- if a patient is in withdrawal the prescriber wouldn't know until the next appointment, if a patient is intoxicated they may be using opiates on top (in which case a dose increase is required) or the prescribed dose may be too high. Psycho social interventions are hugely influenced by pharmacists interventions. Pharmacists see the patient every day, not just when a prescription is written.


                              Do not minimise the contribution made by pharmacists.
                              http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmbyj0XFUhA

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