Editorial note, table of content and instructions for authors


  • Charoen Treesak


In this second issue of volume 17, the Journal has been proudly presenting 12 studies. The disciplines and issues of these research papers were somewhat diverse from education, applied clinical practice to policy both for pharmacy and nursing. The study entitled “Learning Motivation of Thai Pharmacy Students” reflects the present learning difficulties among undergraduate pharmacy students. Challenges are presented for improvement. The challenges in practicing pharmacists in public hospitals are also presented in the study “Needs and Attitudes of Thai Hospital Pharmacists on Continuing Specialty Education and Training.” This struggle of hospital pharmacy practice in the healthcare system is evident. This trend of specialty education is influenced by the United States hospital pharmacy practice. Whether it is worth of pursuing will be determined in the near future. The use of mobile phone applications has been more popular among the elderly patients. The study “Descriptive Model of a Self-care Mobile Application for Elderly Patients with Hypertension” demonstrates how to develop a practical application with inputs from all stakeholders. In the Covid-19 pandemic, the study “Factors Affecting COVID-19 Prevention Behavior in Community Pharmacies in Chonburi Province, Thailand” reflects the crucial roles and responsibilities of community pharmacy in providing care in everchanging circumstances. Experiences from this pandemic could be useful in handling future catastrophe. In this challenging endeavor of the Thai Pharmaceutical and Health Science Journal, we are hopeful to better the quality of the articles published. We urge more submissions from international research community, regional and global. We would like to thank in advance for any prospective submissions.


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