Ethics in Pharmacy Pracice

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Ethics in Pharmacy Pracice. Abdulrahman M Alahdal, Pharm.D Assistant Professor, chairman Clinical Pharmacy Dep. KAU. Outline General Terms and Definition. Source of Ethical Standards. Obligation of The Profession. General Practice Examples. Concusion. What is Ethics? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Ethics in Pharmacy PraciceAbdulrahman M Alahdal, Pharm.DAssistant Professor, chairmanClinical Pharmacy Dep. KAU

  • Outline

    General Terms and Definition. Source of Ethical Standards. Obligation of The Profession. General Practice Examples. Concusion.

  • What is Ethics?Ethic is the systematic study of what is right and good with respect to conduct and character.

    A Covenant = promise = legal Contractto provide quality pharmacetuical care.

  • Ethical Dilemmas e.g., A ptient doesnt want to take his meds, out of stock drugs. A patient drugs for AIDS.

    Irreconcilable Problems e.g., Unauthorized but medically need refill, over prescribing diet pills / Antibiotics.

  • Sources of Ethical Standarads

    General Moral Code.

    Professional Moral Code.

  • Ethical Principles A- Autonomy: Independent decision e.g., Informed Consent, Refusal of treatmentB- Nonmaleficience: At least do no harm e.g., Dispensing drug with no enough information. Negligance: Professional misconduct e.g., Digoxin tox., TPN tox. Tonsillitis case Erectile dysfunction drugs

  • C. Beneficence: to do good, to remove harms, to promote welfare. Firman / Aircraft Isolation room / AIDS / Hepatitis D. Justice: Fair distribution of goods and harm is right

  • Professional Obligations

    Veracity: Truthful Privacy: Left alone Fidelity: Keep promises Confidentiality: Patient information

  • General Pharmacy Practice Ethical Examples

    Drug ExhangeDrug WasteDrug MarketingPatient Counseling

  • Conclusion

    Pharmacy is a moral practice and pharmacists have special moral obligations, including but not limited to, promoting the welfare of patients, protecting them from harm, and respecting their rights to self-determination

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