Ethics in Pharmacy Pracice
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DESCRIPTIONEthics 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
Ethics in Pharmacy PraciceAbdulrahman M Alahdal, Pharm.DAssistant Professor, chairmanClinical Pharmacy Dep. KAU
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
Veracity: Truthful Privacy: Left alone Fidelity: Keep promises Confidentiality: Patient information
General Pharmacy Practice Ethical Examples
Drug ExhangeDrug WasteDrug MarketingPatient Counseling
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