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Professional boundaries

Elnaem, Mohamed Hassan Abdelaziz and Hamdy, Noha Alaa (2019) Professional boundaries. In: Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy. Elsevier, Oxford, 261 - 267. ISBN 978-0-12-812736-0

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Professional boundaries in pharmacy practice can be divided into three major sections. The first section comprises professional boundaries in relation to the pharmacist's relationship with patients as a caregiver. It involves a code of ethics that governs the pharmacist-patient interaction and the shared decision-making process. The second section involves professional boundaries with regard to the pharmacist's relationship with other health caregivers from the perspective of interprofessional learning, facilitators, and barriers to collaborative practice. Interprofessional education is a mean of providing early exposure and more elasticity to medical and allied professional relationships. The last section is directed toward underpinning the perceived professional boundaries in the social interactions between students and faculty staff members who are their role models. The promotion of knowledge about professional boundaries, important warning signs, behaviors, and attitudes should be considered as early as in the health-care education of undergraduates. It is the responsibility of educational institutions, management of health-care facilities, and policymakers to exert continuous efforts and initiatives toward maintaining professional boundaries and facilitating the upholding of a professional identity in daily practice.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 7472/74270
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitudes or values, Behaviors, Boundary dynamics, Boundary violations, Code of ethics, E-professionalism, Interprofessional collaboration, Interprofessional education, Patient's preferences, Pharmacist's role, Professional boundaries, Professionalism, Stretching boundaries
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr Mohamed Elnaem
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 09:17
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2022 10:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74270

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