Ethical Decision-Making in the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process

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The intent of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) is to provide a comprehensive approach to team-based, comprehensive patient-centered care. Consideration of potential ethical issues is a necessary component of comprehensive care provision and is a requirement of accreditation standards, but there is no specific mention of ethics in any of the phases of the PPCP. A more explicit incorporation of ethical decision-making into the PPCP should help faculty involved in teaching ethics and students who need to incorporate ethical considerations into the PPCP to provide optimal patient care. The aims of this com-mentary are to provide faculty with a foundational introduction to ethics and an explicit approach for incorporating ethical decision-making into the PPCP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8655
Pages (from-to)158-162
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022


  • academic
  • clinical
  • ethical issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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