Perceptions and attitudes of community pharmacists towards patient counseling and continuing pharmacy education programs in Iraq

  • Samer I. Mohammed Dr.
  • Elaf B. Dawood
  • Iman S. Abaas


The pharmacist's role in the community is currently directed towards providing drug information and patient care rather than drug compounding and dispensing. Patient counseling is an essential skill for pharmacists. So as to improve the pharmacist role in the community and enhance the patient's education and counseling skills, many continuing education programs are established. The aim of this study is to assess the perceptions and tendency of community pharmacists in Iraq regarding patients counseling and continuing pharmacists’ educational programs.