Schwinghammer's Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach 12th edition

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Make the right drug therapy decisions with the leading guide to applying pharmacotherapy principles to real-world clinical practice

The perfect companion to DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 12th Edition

Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach uses 150+ cases to help you build the clinical decision-making skills required to identify and resolve commonly encountered medication therapy problems encountered in daily practice. Providing a consistent, practical approach, this authoritative guide delivers everything you need to master patient communication, care plan development, and documenting interventions. Case chapters are organized into system sections that correspond to those of the companion textbook. The case-based approach makes this an ideal resource for PharmD, Nurse Practitioner, and other allied health courses.

With each case you will learn how to:

  • Identify actual or potential drug therapy problems
  • Determine the desired therapeutic outcome
  • Evaluate therapeutic alternatives
  • Design an optimal individualized pharmacotherapeutic plan
  • Develop methods to evaluate the therapeutic outcome
  • Provide patient education
  • Communicate and implement the pharmacotherapeutic plan


Everything you need to develop expertise in pharmacotherapy decision-making:


  • Realistic patient presentations include medical history, physical examination, and laboratory data, followed by a series of questions using a systemic, problem-solving approach
  • Compelling range of cases—from the uncomplicated (a single disease state) to the complex (multiple disease states and drug-related problems)
  • Coverage that integrates the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with therapeutics
  • Appendices containing valuable information on pharmacy abbreviations, laboratory tests, mathematical conversion factors, anthropometrics, and complementary and alternative therapies
  • Content that is ideal for both pharmacy and nurse practitioner markets
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AutorTerry L. Schwinghammer, Julia M. Koehler, Jill S. Borchert, Douglas Slain, Sharon K. Park
Data de publicação03/2023

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