Special Issue "Communication About Medicines"

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
Interests: professional ethics and communication; the role of pharmacists in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy; patient perspectives on medicine use; pharmaceutical policy
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Susanne Kaae
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
Interests: communication between patients and health care professionals; patient-centered care; cognitive services; patient perspectives on medicine use
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Communication about medicines is an essential part of ensuring a rational use of medicines across healthcare sectors and in patients. Knowledge about why and how to use medicines, and motivation to do so, in a rational manner helps individual patients, but also public health.

In this Special Issue, we welcome all sorts of contributions that deal with communication about medicines. Especially interesting are contributions that help us to understand and overcome barriers and that lead to better use of medicine from an individual, group or society perspective. On an individual level, investigating how communication can become more patient-centered is of special interest.

A couple of years ago, we were guest editors for a Special Issue in Pharmacy on communication in pharmacy practice. The articles published in that issue came from many parts of the world and covered different perspectives of communication in pharmacy practice. We concluded then that research plays an important part in awareness of, and learning about communication in pharmacy practice, but also that more research is needed. This Special Issue can be seen as an extension of the one mentioned above, and we hope to get as many interesting contributions as at that time.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Susanne Kaae
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Medicine communication
  • Patient-centered care
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Communication theories and models
  • Communication skills

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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