late assignments or assignments submitted via email. This assignment will count towards your
participation grade in the course.
FORMAT: Your assignment should be approximately 1 page in length and must be typed in 12 point Times
New Roman font and double-spaced with 1” margins. Make sure that your name and class time (8am or
11am) appear at the top of the page.
INSTRUCTIONS: Medication adherence (MA) is a fancy way of saying that a patient is taking their
prescription when and how they are supposed to. Non adherence to a medication regimen has become a
growing concern among healthcare professionals, and there has been a push to identify factors that
promote or inhibit MA in patients. As future pharmacists, you will play an important role in making sure
that patients properly use their medication. Consequently, it will be important for you to understand what
factors shape medication-taking behaviors. For this assignment, you will identify possible reasons for non adherence
to a medication. You should respond to each of the following questions:
(1) Using a non-sociological/individual perspective, suggest 3-4 reasons why a person would not take
their medications when and how they are supposed to.
(2) Using a sociological perspective, suggest 3-4 reasons why a person would not take their
medications when and how they are supposed to.
(3) What are the differences between the non-sociological and sociological explanations for medication
(4) How might interventions to improve medication adherence differ depending on which explanation is used?
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