Today, pharmacy practice values professionalism and ethics as evidenced in various practices and standards observed in the sector. For example, pharmacy is moving towards effective patient-oriented care and increased attention on a client’s best interests and control, within a system known as bioethics. Such professional concern has increased accountability in the pharmaceutical industry and a rise in the expectations of patients and their families. Additionally, the government only allows people and organizations that meet the governing requirements to operate in the pharmaceutical sector (Mohiuddin, 2019). The government also expects the pharmacists to perform their duties honorably and with much regard for public health. Professionalism and ethics in pharmaceutical practice also demands supporting practitioners, who have a challenging task of offering excellent healthcare and giving principles that guide professional judgment. Equally, by observing professional conducts in their operations, pharmacists help National Boards to safeguard the public by creating and maintaining standards of ethical practice. The professional principles also build a pattern of behavior that customers come to expect from specialists, hence, encourage patient-centered treatment. Ethical behavior is essential in the pharmacy profession since it not only offers a framework for directing the actions of the pharmacists, but it also enhances efficiency in the decision-making process (Mohiuddin, 2019). Through the set ethical standards, pharmacists learn the value of being truthful and performing their job with the conviction of conscience. Moreover, the pharmaceutical code of conducts requires the pharmacists to maintain knowledge and aptitude as new drugs, gadgets, and machinery become available, and medical information continues to grow. Finally, the ethical responsibility in a pharmaceutical practice wants the specialists to respect the independence and dignity of every client by communicating in a language that is well understood.
Mohiuddin, A. (2019). Ethics and professionalism: Pharmacy profession. American Journal of Public Administration, 1(3), 1-15.