Author: Robert A. Buerki and Louis D. Vottero
Publisher: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
Year Published: 2008
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Read an excerpt from Foundations of Ethical Pharmacy Practice.
Table of Contents:
1: Chapter 1: The Pharmacy Profession
1: Pharmacy as a Profession
1: Pharmacy as a Moral Community
2: The Ethic of American Pharmacy
2: The 1852 Code of Ethics
3: The 1922 Code of Ethics
4: The 1952 Code of Ethics
6: The 1969 Code of Ethics
7: The 1994 Code of Ethics for Pharmacists.
7: Concluding Remarks
9: Chapter 2 Foundations of Ethical Decision Making
10: Traditional Ethical Theories Applied to Pharmacy Practice
11: Character and Virtue in Professional Pharmacy Practice
11: The Role of Virtue in Pharmacy Practice
12: Commonly Held Virtues Among Pharmacists
12: Fair dealing and equity
13: Patient-centered services
13: Ethical Principles Applied to Pharmacy Practice
14: Rights and Duties in the Practice of Pharmacy
15: Concluding Remarks
17: Chapter 3 The Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
17: Types of Professional Codes
18: The Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
18: Principle I
19: Principle II
19: Principle III
20: Principle IV
20: Principle V
20: Principle VI
21: Principle VII
21: Principle VIII
22: Concluding Remarks
23: Chapter 4: Ethical Analysis in Pharmacy Practice
23: Step One: Problem Identification
23: Identify technical facts
23: Identify moral parameters
24: Identify legal constraints
24: Identify relevant human values
24: Step Two: Develop Alternative Courses of Action
25: Identify relevant ethical principles for each alternative
25: Recognize ethical assumptions for each alternative
25: Determine additional emerging ethical problems
25: Step Three: Select One Alternative Course of Action
25: Justify the selection of your alternative
26: Defend your selection upon ethical grounds
26: Step Four: Consider Objections to Alternative Selected
26: Objections arising from factual errors
26: Objections arising from faulty reasoning
27: Objections arising from conflicting values
27: Concluding Remarks
29: Chapter 5: Professional Pharmacy Practice Concerns
29: The Pharmacist-Patient Relationship
31: Moral Principles in the Pharmacist-Patient Relationship
31: Beneficence vs. nonmaleficence
32: Professional Communications
34: Prescription and Nonprescription Drug Distribution
34: Freedom of choice of drugs and services
36: Multisourced pharmaceuticals
36: Concluding Remarks
37: Chapter 6: Ethical Issues of Current Pharmacy Practice
37: Refusal to Provide Services
39: Limits to Autonomy
41: Alternative Medicines
42: Truth Disclosure
43: Concluding Remarks
Table of Situations and Cases
10: Situation 2.01: Invoking the Conscience Clause
12: Case 2.01: Acting as the Patient’s Advocate
14: Situation 2.02: Injecting Personal Values into Patient Counseling
15: Situation 2.03: Rights vs. Duties in Pharmacy Practice
21: Situation 3.01: Assuring Justice in Formulary Management
22: Situation 3.02: Dealing with Irrational Prescribing
22: Situation 3.03: Dealing with Discourteous Colleagues
24: Case 4.01: Assuring Informed Consent
32: Case 5.01: Providing Comprehensive Drug Information
34: Case 5.02: Directing Prescription Orders
35: Case 5.03: Choosing Among Multisourced Drugs
34: Case 5.04: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising
39: Case 6.01: Managing Cases of Terminal Sedation
40: Case 6.02: Assuring Informed Consent
41: Case 6.03: Balancing Alternative and Rational Medicinal Practices
42: Case 6.04: Managing Formulary and Nonformulary Conflicts
42: Case 6.05: Dealing with Questionable Drug Products
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