Revista Brasileira de Ciências Farmacêuticas
Print version ISSN 1516-9332
ARAUJO, Aílson da Luz André de and FREITAS, Osvaldo de. Conceptions of the pharmaceutical professional about the pharmaceutical assistance in basic health care units: difficulties and elements for change. Rev. Bras. Cienc. Farm. [online]. 2006, vol.42, n.1, pp. 137-146. ISSN 1516-9332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-93322006000100015.
In the present study we evaluated the Pharmaceutical Assistance in pharmacies of Basic Health Care Units in Ribeirão Preto, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Considering the technological evaluation reference in health and its interfaces, pharmaceutical professionals were interviewed in a way to find out their conceptions about pharmaceutical assistance. The results showed a work based on the bureaucratic management of medicines specially the control of medicine supplies. Some emergent elements were thought to contribute to change this system: voluntarism, professional valorization, integration of the health team, perception of the patient as object of the work and complementary professional formation.
Keywords : Phamaceutical assistance; Technology; Pharmaceutical care.