The conscience of a pharmacist

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The purpose of this commentary is to attempt to provide some insight into conscience-clause cases from the perspective of a pharmacist and an academician. Health professionals, including pharmacists, have a social contract with the patients we serve in which the patients give us a level of status not given to non-professionals, and, in return, we agree to put the interests of our patients above our own. Therefore, any discussion of a right-to-refuse service needs to begin with a discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the health professional to the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7301
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2019


  • Clinical ethics
  • Health professions
  • Moral duties
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics


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