Department of Social Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
The Department of Social Pharmacy performs research and teaching within Social Pharmacy. Social Pharmacy may be defined as the discipline dealing with the role of medicines at the level of the individual, group/organisation and society. Social Pharmacy also embraces the activities of the pharmaceutical profession. Hence, Social Pharmacy spans a variety of themes from the experiences and perceptions of the medicine user to national and international drug policy.
‘Medicine Use’ which aims at improving the rationality of medicine management and use among professionals and among users.
‘Pharmacy practice’ which is to support the development of the pharmacists’ professional role and to evaluate pharmacy activities in health care.
Research cooperations cover a wide range of universities and governmental institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Research Centre for Quality in Medicine Use (FKL – Forskningscenter for Kvalitetssikret Lægemiddelanvendelse) is a major umbrella for national research collaboration, see Research Centre for Quality in Medicine Use
Examples of involvement in capacity development
Coordination of Enhancement of Research Capacity in Nepal: A Primary Health Care Project.
Training of Master’s students and PhD students from Nepal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Consultancies for Danida and WHO on drug policy and drug supply in various developing countries.
Peer reviewed publications
Björnsdóttir I, Hansen EH. Ethical dilemmas in antibiotic prescribing: analysis of everyday practice. J Clin Pharm Ther 2002;27:431-40.
Haugbølle LS, Sørensen EW, Henriksen HH. Medication- and illness-related factual knowledge, perceptions and behaviour in angina pectoris patients. Patient Educ Couns 2002;47:281-9.
Knudsen P, Hansen EH, Morgall JM. Perceptions of young women using SSRI antidepressants - a reclassification of stigma. Int J Pharm Pract 2002;10:243-52.
Knudsen P, Hansen EH, Traulsen JM, Eskildsen K. Changes in self-concept while using SSRI antidepressants. Qual Health Res 2002;12:932-44.
Møldrup C, Morgall JM, Almarsdóttir AB. Perceived risk of future drugs – a Danish citizen Delphi. Health Risk Soc 2002;4:5-17.
Rossing C, Hansen EH, Krass I. Barriers and facilitators in pharmaceutical care: perceptions and experiences among Danish community pharmacists. J Soc Adm Pharm 2002;19:55-64.
Trap B, Hansen EH. Cotrimoxazole prescribing by dispensing and non-dispensing doctors: do they differ in rationality? Trop Med Int Health 2002;7:878-85.
Trap B, Hansen EH. Treatment of upper respiratory tract infections – a comparative study of dispensing and non-dispensing doctors. J Clin Pharm Ther 2002;27:289-98.
Trap B, Hansen EH, Hogerzeil HV. Prescribing habits of dispensing and non-dispensing doctors in Zimbabwe. Health Policy & Plann 2002;17:288-95.
Traulsen JM, Almarsdóttir AB, Björnsdóttir I. The lay user perspective on the quality of pharmaceuticals, drug therapy and pharmacy services – results of focus group discussions. Pharm World Sci 2002;24:196-200.
Department of Social Pharmacy