Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
BASTOS, Cláudia Regina Garcia and CAETANO, Rosângela. The pharmacist's perceptions about their job at communitarian pharmacies of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.3, pp. 3541-3550. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000900029.
The aim of this study was to understand the pharmacist's perceptions that work at communitarian pharmacies from Rio de Janeiro about their professional practices and how this vision can be related to the practice implementation of Pharmaceutical Attention. A qualitative research was developed with the execution of semi-structured interviews; subsequently discourse was submitted to content analysis, through the thematic analysis. This research have been made with 15 pharmaceuticals of Rio de Janeiro state pharmacies with proportional distribution corresponding to the following typology: state pharmacy network; local network; and familiar, without branches. The speech classification which was made here has shown at least three convergences: the continue difficulties of the population about the use of medicines, certain migration of the pharmaceutical practice, in the meaning of (re)valuing the patient and the superficial knowledge about the Attention Pharmaceutical conception. It is necessary to intensify a reflection on this issue to lead us to identify elements that can guarantee that this pharmaceutical practice can be implemented as a complementary health service.
Keywords : Pharmaceutical profession; Profession practice; Attention Pharmaceutical; Community pharmacy.