2015 年 135 巻 2 号 p. 185-188
Physical assessment skills are now being more widely accepted by pharmacists and pharmaceutical departments than in the past. This is explained by the realization that pharmacists can prevent serious adverse effects and evaluate drug efficacy for their patients through assessment, thus providing effective medical care. However, is that all physical assessment can provide to pharmacists and pharmaceutical students? These students, in turn, should recognize the “need for skill” and the “pleasure to be gained in acquiring that skill” through the physical assessment performed by doctors. They should also recognize the importance of medical devices (e.g., stethoscope, electrocardiograph and endoscope) and take responsibility for creating their own techniques for their use. Here they will consider valuable pharmaceutical skills. “Yaku-jutsu” is a pharmaceutical diagnosis to determine the time required to achieve maximum beneficial effects and effective drug administration based on that diagnosis. Pharmacists cannot gain public trust unless they relieve a patient's pain using Yaku-jutsu which has been made available to them by the research support of a pharmaceutical department.