Role of Pharmacist in Provision of Clinical Services in Prisons

Rabia Hussain, Tehmina Tayyab, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Mahendra Patel, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

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Prisoners are the most deprived and marginalized individuals of the society, who mostly come from very poor socioeconomic background having multiple health associated conditions, hence carrying a considerable burden of disease on the society. Therefore, like any other health care system in community, prison-based health care system requires similar health facilities to cater the needs of prison population. This chapter describes the organization of the health care system in prison, health care facilities available for the prisoners and role of pharmacist in providing such facilities to the prisoners. It also outlines various challenges that a pharmacist experiences while delivering the clinical services in prison.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127360
ISBN (Print)9780128127353
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019


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