All persons are worthy of respect, compassion and consideration, which is demonstrated when there is respect for patients’ vulnerability, autonomy, values, beliefs and right to be self-governing decision makers in their own healthcare. The principle of “Justice” requires that all patients are treated fairly and equitably. Key ethical standards, among others, require pharmacy professionals to:
The Code of Ethics articulates the ethical principles and standards that must guide the practice of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. In recognition that it has been almost five years since the Board (Council) of the College approved the Code, one ethical principle will be featured in each upcoming edition of Pharmacy Connection.