Pacific Pharmacist Career Pathways
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Definition of clinical pharmacy
Statement of Professionalism
Pharmacists have been consistently ranked as among the best jobs in the United States.
Pharmacy is a a profession. Despite the challenges to professionalism presented by changes in health care, pharmacists must embrace the responsibilities that stem from their profession's guiding principles. Among those responsibilites are advancing the well-being and dignity of their patients, acting with integrity and conscience, collaborating respectfully with health care colleagues, and seeking justice in the distribution of health care resources.
According to the article Full preparation: The Pfizer guide to careers in Pharmacy (2002) " we are living in the most exciting period in the history of pharmaceuticals, as new options lead to new opportunities for those in the field, or about to join the field. Pharmacists are at the zenith in their ability to manage, cure and prevent disease. Demographics in this country practically ensure a bright future for those entering the profession. We are witnessing a double dynamic in our population: growth in the number of births and an extended lifespan for men and women" (Giorgianni & Lipson, p. 4)
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