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"Convenient space" or "a tight squeeze": insider views on the community pharmacy

Rapport, F., Doel, M. A. and Jerzembek, Gabrielle Sophia 2009. "Convenient space" or "a tight squeeze": insider views on the community pharmacy. Health & Place 15 (1) , pp. 315-322. 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.06.002

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This paper presents research aimed at identifying the extent to which pharmacy spaces are aligned to good professional practice, enhance a professional's sense of self and meet the demands of the public. Findings from a novel, qualitative, mixed-methods approach employing biographic and photographic techniques indicate that UK pharmacy spaces are less accessible than intended by the Department of Health's pharmacy contract. Pharmacists escape to the dispensary to preserve their professional self-identity and to avoid the expectations of a demanding public. Recent innovations such as consultation rooms lack clarity of intent amid the multiple functions that a busy community pharmacy demands.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Institute of Society and Health (CISHE)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Uncontrolled Keywords: pharmacy; workspace; inhabited space; mixing methods; self-identity; professional practice
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1353-8292
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:31

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