Special Issue "Professional Ethics in Pharmacy: Exploring Contemporary Challenges and Future Directions"

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 724

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Betty Bouad Chaar
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Guest Editor
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: ethics in pharmacy; end of life decision-making; hospital pharmacy; opioid substitution treatment [OST] services and harm minimization in pharmacy; cultural competence and health literacy in pharmacy; impairment in pharmacy; sport pharmacy; complementary medicines in pharmacy; prescribing in pharmacy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pharmacists today are practising in a vastly different ecosystem to traditional models of practice and accepted norms of practice. Fast-tracked technological and healthcare advancements are emerging around the world with immense impact on healthcare delivery, including pharmacy, in the context of patient-centred care. No doubt the pandemic has also had impact on new emerging roles in pharmacy in many countries, such as vaccinating and rescheduling of many prescription medicines to “pharmacist-only” supply.

With pharmacists’ roles expanding, increased utility of artificial intelligence, and professional responsibilities are evolving. Ethical norms of practice are also expanding to encompass change and broader scope of practice. There is intense pressure on the profession to rise to the occasion to serve with integrity and enhance trust of the public. Ethical sensitivity and awareness of expectations of the public are therefore ever more important to the profession.

I invite you to share your thoughts and/or research on contemporary professional ethics in practice to this Special Edition of the Pharmacy Journal, entitled: Professional Ethics in Pharmacy: Exploring Contemporary Challenges and Future Directions of the Profession of Pharmacy.

Dr. Betty Bouad Chaar
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • contemporary challenges in pharmacy practice
  • professional ethics in pharmacy
  • ethics and law in pharmacy
  • patient centred care
  • public trust in pharmacists
  • implicit bias in pharmacy practice
  • expanded roles in pharmacy
  • vaccination in pharmacy
  • pharmacists’ prescribing
  • AI in pharmacy
  • pharmacogenomics in pharmacy
  • conscientious objection in pharmacy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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