Editor’s note. SelfCare 2012;3(3):42
by Willemsen KR, Harrington G
Willemsen KR, Harrington G. From Patient to Resource: The Role of Self-Care in Patient-Centered Care of Minor Ailments. SelfCare 2012;3(3):43-55
Patient-centered care begins with self-care, which is a resource estimated to save healthcare systems in the UK and the US billions of dollars. This study estimates the effect that self-care could have on Canadian healthcare utilization and investigates the attitudes that influence this practice.
by Soller RW, Mulvaney M, Rice L, Negerete MJ
Soller RW, Mulvaney M, Rice L, Negerete MJ. Warnings in Nonprescription Drug Print Advertisements. SelfCare 2012;3(3):56-66
There is discordance in how U.S. consumers receive nonprescription and prescription drug warnings in advertising. While video and print advertising of prescription medicines must contain warnings, advertisements for nonprescription medicines do not. To assess health professional views of this discordance, we surveyed California licensed pharmacists and pharmacy students using an online questionnaire in relation to their support for warnings in nonprescription drug print advertising and related matters.
A selection of newly published papers on self care from the worldwide literature
Every week, we will provide a brief summary and a link to the published abstract of newly published papers selected from the worldwide literature as being of particular interest to the SelfCare community.