"Pharmacy Ethics: A Foundation for Professional Practice is an excellent addition to the small armamentarium of pharmacy ethics literature available for use by academics in teaching pharmacy students. The text covers the gamut of pharmacy ethics: the history of pharmacy’s codes of ethics, interpretation of the current code, the general principles underlying pharmacy ethics, an ethical problem-solving process, coverage of the common sources of pharmacy ethical dilemmas, and application of the ethical principles to those dilemmas. As a course textbook, it should prove quite useful in pharmacy ethics courses, as well as in other pharmacy courses in which ethical issues may arise."
--David M. Baker, BS Pharm, MBA, JD
Western New England University College of Pharmacy, Springfield, Massachusetts
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Volume 78, Number 1
"This is a valuable book for pharmacy students, residents, and practitioners with an interest in or questions regarding pharmacy ethics. It can be used as the basis of an entire class for pharmacy students, or as a supplementary read or reference. There are few up-to-date, concise, well-written books on pharmacy ethics, making this one that much more valuable to the profession."
--Jennifer L. Colon, PharmD, MS, MBA
Temple University School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Ethics: A Foundation for Professional Practice provides a model for examining and resolving ethical dilemmas. It is designed to help student pharmacists understand the ethical decision-making process and to show how the principles of the Code of Ethics for Pharmacists can be applied in professional practice. Used across the curriculum in pharmacy practice courses and experiential settings, this book will give students directed practice in applying ethical principles and will allow them to develop skills in problem-solving and critical thinking.
• More than 40 cases and ethical situations that encourage class discussion
• A four-step framework for assessing and resolving the ethical dilemmas presented
• Commentaries following the case studies to help students internalize ethical concepts and form their own set of professional practice values
• Questions for reflection that encourage individual thought
• A glossary designed to broaden students’ appreciation of the ethical issues presented throughout the book
Table of Contents
Situations and Cases
The Development of an Ethic for American Pharmacy
The Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
Foundations of Ethical Decision-Making
Ethical Analysis in Pharmacy Practice
The Pharmacist-Patient Relationship
Prescription and Nonprescription Drug Distribution
Ethical Issues in Contemporary Pharmacy Practice
Emerging Concerns for Pharmacy Practice