The student of provider-patient communication will note Shea's concepts and techniques are very similar to those used in models and frameworks advanced elsewhere, such as that related to the health belief model,3 motivational interviewing,4 and the value of provider-patient concordance in treatment decision-making.5 The pharmacy educator would most likely not use Shea's book to replace current pharmacy communication texts.6-9 These texts introduce broader concepts in pharmacy communication for a variety of issues and not specifically focused on adherence.
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2008; 72 (1) Article 17. Boyle CJ, Beardsley RS, Holdford DA
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