The changing nature of prescribing: pharmacists as prescribers and challenges to medical dominance.

@article{Weiss2009TheCN,
  title={The changing nature of prescribing: pharmacists as prescribers and challenges to medical dominance.},
  author={Marjorie Cecilia Weiss and Jane Sutton},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={406-21}
}
This paper investigates the potential threat to medical dominance posed by the addition of pharmacists as prescribers in the UK. It explores the role of prescribing as an indicator of professional power, the legitimacy and status of new pharmacist prescribers and the forces influencing professional jurisdictional claims over the task of prescribing. It draws upon 23 interviews with pharmacist supplementary prescribers. Data suggest that the legitimacy of pharmacists as prescribers, as… CONTINUE READING

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