Informing the homeopathic practice for Turkish pharmacists: reviewing the example of Portuguese community pharmacies


Cavaco A. M. , Arslan M., Sar S.

HOMEOPATHY, vol.106, no.2, pp.93-102, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.homp.2017.02.003
  • Journal Name: HOMEOPATHY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-102
  • Keywords: Homeopathy, Pharmacy practice, Portugal, Qualitative analysis, Turkey, ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, POPULATION, CAM, COMPLEMENTARY, VISITORS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Introduction: Alternative and complementary therapy systems, such as homeopathy, have long been used around the world. Since 1995 homeopathy has been officially recognized in Europe as a system of medicine or a medical specialty. Portuguese community pharmacists have long-standing experience with homeopathic products. By contrast, healthcare professionals in Turkey are less experienced with homeopathic practice although there is a new regulatory setting in place. There are a limited number of studies addressing pharmacists' role within the homeopathic system.