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MCPHS University

Professional Conduct and Good Moral Character

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Overview / Abstract:

The pharmacy profession has a long tradition of respect and trust by the general public. As health professionals, it is important that pharmacists maintain the highest standards of honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. Members of the pharmacy profession bear the responsibility to adhere to the professional, ethical, and legal standards prescribed for the practice of pharmacy. A pharmacist has a duty to tell the truth and to act with conviction of conscience. A pharmacist avoids discriminatory practices, behavior or work conditions that impair professional judgment, and actions that compromise dedication to the best interests of patients. This session will challenge the participants to review case scenarios and select the most ethical course(s) of action.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

-List the main recognized principles of pharmacy ethics
-Discuss basic principles of pharmacy law and ethics
-Correctly identify ethical principles in a given scenario
-Describe common scenarios related to ethical conflicts


Apr 20, 2021


Pharmacy CPE





Credits / Hours

1.0 CEU



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Donna Horn, MS, RPh, DPh

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Ethics, Law / Legal

Keywords / Search Terms

MCPHS University Law, Ethics, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Law

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