Exploring the patient consent process in community pharmacy practice

Cicely Roche, Felicity Kelliher

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This article explores the patient consent process in modern community pharmacy practice and discusses the related ethical dilemmas in this environment. The myth of appropriately informed consent, and irrefutable evidence as to a pharmacist's intentions when advising a patient, are core issues for discussion. The objective is to clarify where such dilemmas may exist in the consent process and to ultimately form a framework against which ethical guidelines might facilitate resolution of the dilemma faced by the pharmacist who is expected to simultaneously maintain legal and duty of care responsibilities in the patient consent process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-99
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


  • Community pharmacy ethics
  • Patient consent process


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