Developments in pharmacists' disciplinary processes and outcomes

Laetitia Hattingh, Nerida Smith, Judy Searle, Kim Forrester

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Abstract

Pharmacy disciplinary processes and outcomes protect consumers by deterring pharmacists from unacceptable practices and maintaining the reputation and standing of the pharmacy profession. It is important that pharmacists are informed of disciplinary processes and outcomes in order to predict what is regarded as unacceptable behaviour and the potential consequences thereof. Disciplinary procedures and outcomes also play an important role in maintaining public trust in the pharmacy profession and it is therefore important that the public has confidence in the disciplinary structure. The outcomes of pharmacy disciplinary cases that reflect the patient care role of pharmacists are particularly important in helping to determine pharmacists' changed professional responsibility and potential legal liability in the provision of these patient care services.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1320-159X
Pages (from-to)109-119
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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