Pastoral power in the community pharmacy: A Foucauldian analysis of services to promote patient adherence to new medicine use.

@article{Waring2016PastoralPI,
  title={Pastoral power in the community pharmacy: A Foucauldian analysis of services to promote patient adherence to new medicine use.},
  author={Justin Waring and Asam Latif and Matthew Boyd and Nick Barber and Rachel A Elliott},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={148},
  pages={123-30}
}
Community pharmacists play a growing role in the delivery of primary healthcare. This has led many to consider the changing power of the pharmacy profession in relation to other professions and patient groups. This paper contributes to these debates through developing a Foucauldian analysis of the changing dynamics of power brought about by extended roles in medicines management and patient education. Examining the New Medicine Service, the study considers how both patient and pharmacist… CONTINUE READING
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