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50 new recommendations signed by organizations, schools, and regulators.
Pharmacy organizations, schools of pharmacy, regulators, and numerous individuals have agreed to a set of 50 recommendations to address critical issues related to pharmacist well-being.
The recommendations are designed to provide “immediate, viable, and sustainable solutions at the societal level, the organizational level, and the individual level,” according to a statement from APhA.
In addition to APhA, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), developed the recommendations at the Enhancing Well-Being and Resilience Among the Pharmacist Workforce: A National Consensus Conference, held in Chicago, IL, in mid-July.
“Almost all national pharmacy organizations have policy statements, white papers, research reports, and even standards that address issues associated with work environments, patient safety, burnout, and well-being. Although words on paper can be a solid starting point, this consensus conference focused on real, actionable solutions that define what must be done about these incredibly complex issues,” says APhA President Bradley P. Tice, PharmD.
“No single organization, stakeholder group, or individual can address pharmacist workforce well-being and resilience alone. It will take every single one of us committing to work together and engaging in the process,” Tice says.
Within the recommendations, multiple stakeholders are charged to support meaningful and actionable change to improve:
Recommendations related to the improvement of pharmacist work conditions and patient safety include:
Recommendations related to the improvement of payment models include: