Week Two Reflection

Reflect on the content assigned for Week #2 using the below questions as a guide, at a minimum:

    • What do you think are the most important impact points of this time period on today’s practice?
    • How do think things would be different if Pharmacy during the Colonial Time was modeled more on the continental European practice vs. English practice? (Hint: look at chapters on Germany, France, Italy, Spain)
    • Locate additional resources for the content of Week #2. Describe what you found.
    • How effective was the PowerPoint material in presenting this information?
    • What other relevant questions would you ask about this content?
    • Use at least 1-2 cited sources
    • 2 – pages required

Answer preview

I think that the most impacted points of old pharmacy in America in today’s practice is that the practice shifted from that of pharmacists only distributing drugs to becoming patient care providers. It is because, by the 1840s, pharmacists stopped abiding just by the rules of the physicians by directly caring for sick individuals (McCarthy and Emeritus, 2016). This practice is still prevalent today since pharmacists enhance safety and quality patient care while administering drugs. Also, it has influenced the practice today, whereby contemporary pharmacists assume the role of drug therapy by filling appropriate prescriptions without doctors’ authorization. In addition, modern practice in pharmacy has expanded due to the early pharmacy period, thus subject to regulation by the government.(726 words)