Disaster Relief A Look Into the Pharmacist's Role
Fuller Moore, A. and Kenworthy, L. (2017). Disaster Relief: A Look Into the Pharmacist's Role. North Carolina Medical Journal. 78(3):195-197.
The authors advocate for the inclusion of pharmacists into post-disaster patient care teams, noting that pharmacists can provide care without an appointment; have been shown to be able to successfully manage chronic disease patients in the community; and can use their knowledge of alternative therapies to help facilitate patient care in resource-limited settings. Some specific experiences of pharmacists in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew are shared.