August 8, 2019
Bella Mehta, PharmD, FAPhA, director of Continuing Professional Development and professor, and Kristine Mason, PharmD, MS, assistant professor, recently participated in a Well-Being Consensus Conference that resulted in 50 recommendations to address critical issues related to pharmacist well-being.
Enhancing Well-Being and Resilience Among the Pharmacist Workforce: A National Consensus Conference was held in Chicago and planned and implemented by the American Pharmacists Association (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). Eighty-five stakeholders representing pharmacists and employers from across practice settings, schools of pharmacy, regulators, accreditors and professional organizations were in attendance.
The resulting 50 recommendations indicate a need to improve pharmacist work conditions and patient safety, payment models, relations between pharmacists and employers, pharmacist and student pharmacist well-being, well-being education and training, communications, and research on pharmacist well-being. They are designed to provide immediate, viable and sustainable solutions to these pressing concerns at the societal level, the organizational level and the individual level.
Read APhA's press release here.