Minor Illness or Major Disease

Ruth Edwards, Brian Addison, Gwen Gray, Alyson Brown

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Minor Illness or Major Disease eBook discusses in detail the diagnosis and management of frequently encountered ailments in community pharmacy practice. As well as being a well-established undergraduate textbook, this book aims to aid pharmacists with differentiating between a minor illness and a major disease that would need immediate referral to a medical practitioner.

This sixth edition has been thoroughly revised with updated advice and up to date information about pharmacy medicines. In addition it also:
Utilises a problem-based learning approach with case studies throughout
Includes trigger cases, management options, pharmacist and general practitioner opinions, self-assessment questions, summary of key points and key referral criteria
Carries a further reading section at the end of most chapters, focusing on reviews and evidence of the efficacy of over-the-counter medicines.

Minor Illness or Major Disease is essential reading for pharmacy undergraduates and pre-registration students. It is also invaluable for community pharmacists.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPharmaceutical Press
Number of pages254
ISBN (Print)9780857112149
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


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