Peculiarities of priorities and challenges of pharmaceutical sciences to be considered in improvement of regulation issues of pharmacists profession
The main objective of the study was to analyze the peculiarities of pharmaceutical sciences priorities and challenges towards on pharmacists' profession regulation issues perfection and enhancement in Georgia. The study was a quantitative investigation by using questionnaires. A survey study was conducted. The in-depth interview method of the respondents was used in the study. Different types of approved questionnaires were used (respondents were randomly selected): questionnaires for chief
... macists, patients, employed pharmacy faculty-students, health-care specialists, and pharmacist specialists. Were used methods of systematic, sociological (surveying, questioning), comparative, mathematicalstatistical, graphical analysis. The data were processed and analyzed with the SPSS program. We conducted descriptive statistics and regression analyses to detect an association between variables. Statistical analysis was done in SPSS version 11.0. A Chi-square test was applied to estimate the statistical significance and differences. We defined p < 0.05 as significant for all analyses. According to the study results, the respondent young (up to 35 year) pharmacists vast majority considered that for successful work their knowledge was not enough in the subjects of pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care. Therefore, in our opinion at university pharmacy programs and syllabuses need upgrade, adaptation and fit on new demands reality. In pharmacy faculty programs there should increase credits in the following subjects: pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care. Above mentioned complex would help formation of the highly qualified pharmacist with deep and systematic knowledge. It is obvious that the contact hours in the pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, clinical pharmacy and the pharmaceutical care subjects within the Peculiarities of priorities and challenges of pharmaceutical sciences Peculiarities of priorities and challenges of pharmaceutical sciences Peculiarities of priorities and challenges of pharmaceutical sciences Peculiarities of priorities and challenges of pharmaceutical sciences ... ... ... ... . . . . 150 150 150 150 pharmaceutical education programs should be increased to ensure deep and systemic knowledge for the successful work. The Government should take care of the profession of pharmacist authority. The pharmacist's profession in the health care system should increase the authority and social importance by the state support. Pharmacist's profession should become of more power and authority; a pharmacist should have a much higher status in the healthcare system. Therefore, the role of a pharmacist is significantly increased in the healthcare system and is directly related to his professional education level. Therefore, pharmacist should have appropriate higher pharmaceutical education. All the mentioned is achieved then, when the pharmacist profession will move into the health-regulated professions list. 1. 1. 1.