I remember Jim Smith talking about integrity. I have great respect for Jim and listened to him speak a few times. He is a man of integrity – someone to look up to. But over the last few months I have wondered whether his teachings to pharmacists have fell on deaf ears. Have we lost it?
Integrity is difficult to define – it is to do with consistency – it is about honesty and truthfulness. A pharmacist has ‘integrity’ when they act according to their beliefs and principles. I believe that I am there to help and support people achieve the best outcomes possible. I will do this honestly and consistently always thinking of the patient first.
Why am I full of doubt? Well several recent experiences really. Some have frankly shocked me and leave me doubting my colleagues. Here are some examples:
- At a meeting talking about the safety of…
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