Importance Of Psychology In Pharmacy

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Psychology is an important aspect in pharmacy because of the varying responsibilities pharmacist has to perform when discharging their duties. I have chosen pharmacy to be my future career because it involves a vast amount of interaction between a pharmacist and the patient; it also deals with the relationship between drugs and the functionality, significance and its adverse effects. Pharmacist does not just dispensed drugs, they are involved in patient counseling, medication management, supply and control of medicines and drug therapy. With these kinds of responsibilities, it is highly important for pharmacist to understand all psychological concepts so as to better relate to them confidently and honestly. Several psychological concepts that …show more content…
The socio-cultural perspective of psychology is an important component in pharmacy, Becoming a pharmacist involves meeting people of different races and ethnic background in order to fully understand the patients’ concerns ones need to able accept various cultural shock that may arise when dealing with patients. For instance, A Pakistani woman who is fully dressed in an Islamic way, would not allow a male pharmacist to examine her, in what she considers taboo; a knowledgeable pharmacist will understand the refusal and will act professionally to calm the situation. Socio-cultural perspective is also a good factor when analyzing races and gender in different careers of life, pharmacy in the United States is popular among the Asian Americans and Caucasians while black pharmacist is rare. More so based on the person perception that refers to the impressions people form about the people using subjective process such as effects of physical appearance, stereotypes and discrimination, having understood psychology will make one fully aware of such …show more content…
My own life has been circulated with drugs and I have to realize that there is good in bad, instead of allowing these issues to weigh me down. I will find whatever can be useful in them so to prevent people from abusing them. For instance, psychologically people tend to abuse drugs that are considered illegally/bad by the government than the ones that aren’t. United States of America has a higher number of deaths resulting from driving under the influence of alcohol, whilst the legal age of alcohol is 21 and 18 respectively. Humans are social animals the press, media and peer groups often influences how will socialize or recreate most of the time, research has shown that teenagers are 70% likely to smoke marijuana in high school. This proves the Cognitive dissonance theory right, many teens actually knows smoking or drinking alcohol is dangerous to the health, the liver and the lung is in danger yet they persist. Moreover, our dressing and behavior are changed by what we see. Another major why people are more likely to abuse drugs is because of their ability to cause euphoria while causing harm often times slowly before the body eventually becomes defenseless. I believe that if science can prove that all these banned substances can be beneficial to us, experimental research can explain how to prevent their side effects. Marijuana presently is believed to

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