master's thesis
Medicine market deregulation and the possibilities of pharmacists' professional activity

Katarina Perić (2015)
Sveučilište u Zagrebu
Farmaceutsko-biokemijski fakultet
Metadata
TitleDeregulacija tržišta lijekova i mogućnosti ljekarnikovog profesionalnog djelovanja
AuthorKatarina Perić
Mentor(s)Živka Juričić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
U radu se kritički propituje ubrzani trend liberalizacije tržišta lijekova koji u posljednjih par desetljeća nameće neoliberalna politička ekonomija. Riječ je o reorganizaciji sustava distribucije lijekova kojom sve veći broj lijekova, ranije dostupnih samo uz recept, dolazi u slobodnu prodaju. Lijekovi se, drugim riječima, pretvaraju u robu koja se poput bilo koje druge robe na tržištu može slobodno kupiti i prodati. U krajnje komercijaliziranom društvu, profesije, naime, nisu više u mogućnosti promicati profesionalnu logiku, već logiku ekonomskog i financijskog kapitala. U radu se potanko propituje forma i opseg procesa deprofesionalizacije ljekarnika kao i njegove negativne posljedice: svođenje ljekarnika na pukog trgovca sve manje važnog za naše zdravlje. Ljekarnikovo sve veće nezadovoljstvo vlastitim statusom, zbog sve napetijeg odnosa spram drugih agensa u polju liječenja, te zbiljska socijalna potreba za učinkovitom farmakoterapijom, urodila je konceptom ljekarničke skrbi. Proširivanjem uloge ljekarnika, pružanjem adekvatne ljekarničke skrbi, ljekarnik nije puki prodavač lijekova, nego se u središte njegovog djelovanja postavlja pacijent i njegove konkretne potrebe za terapijom.
Keywordsmedicine market deregulation pharmacy profession commercial interest pharmacist ethics deprofessionalization of pharmacy pharmaceutical care
Parallel title (English)Medicine market deregulation and the possibilities of pharmacists' professional activity
Committee MembersŽivka Juričić
Jadranka Vuković Rodriguez
Biljana Nigović
GranterSveučilište u Zagrebu
Farmaceutsko-biokemijski fakultet
PlaceZagreb
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineBIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE
Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelintegrated undergraduate and graduate
Study programmePharmacy
Academic title abbreviationmag. pharm.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2015-09-30
Parallel abstract (English)
The paper critically questions the rapid trend of liberalisation which neoliberal political economy has imposed on the market of medicines in the last few centuries. The drug distribution system has changed so as to allow an increasingly large number of previously only prescription drugs become over-the-counter medicines. In other words, drugs have become a commodity freely bought or sold like any other commodity on the market. In a completely commercialized society, professions can no longer promote their professional logic but must promote the logic of economic and financial capital. The paper examines in detail the process of deprofessionalization of pharmacy, as well as its negative consequences: the reduction of pharmacists to mere salespersons, without any bigger role in the health care system. A new concept of pharmaceutical care arose as pharmacists became increasingly dissatisfi ed with their professional status, which created tensions between them and other health care professionals, but also because of a genuine need for a more effi cient pharmacotherapy. Broadening the role of pharmacist, providing adequate pharmaceutical care, the pharmacist is not only a seller of medicaments, but rather the patient is placed in the center of his action and patient’s specific needs for the therapy.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)deregulacija tržišta lijekova ljekarnička profesija komercijalni interes ljekarnička etika deprofesionalizacija ljekarnika koncept ljekarničke skrbi
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:163:553273
CommitterPetra Gašparac