The Code of Ethics: Principle of Beneficence


The primary role of healthcare professionals is to benefit their patients and to actively and positively serve patients and society. Patients seek the trust and care of pharmacy professionals because they believe and trust that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will apply their knowledge, skills and abilities to help make them better.

Key ethical standards, among others, require pharmacy professionals to:

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The Code of Ethics articulates the ethical principles and standards that must guide the practice of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. As a way to draw attention to the Code since its introduction almost five years ago, we will be featuring one ethical principle in each upcoming edition of Pharmacy Connection.