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Ethnopharmacology

This presentation guides the nurse practitioner through differentiating conceptually between race, ethnicity, and culture in relation to ethnopharmacology.  Pharmacogenetics and the impact that culture, genetics, biophysiology, and psychosocial factors have on metabolism are explored. A discussion of common inhibitors and inducers of drug metabolism are illuminated within a framework to improve clinical practice when prescribing drugs among patients of various ethnicities.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Differentiating  between race, ethnicity and culture in relation to ethnopharmacology.
  • Identifying ethnic/racial differences in response to medications.
  • Strategies to improve clinical practice as a result of heightened awareness of ethnopharmacology.