Moral Reasoning - On Demand

  • $58.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $115.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $115.00 incl. GST for non-members

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About this learning module;

This learning consists of a 2-hour webinar, supplementary readings, discussion points and a reflective template to help you use this education to improve everyday practice.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 3 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

This course is not formally assessed.

This learning can be used for your annual recertification requirements -


We face a variety of moral conundrums daily as pharmacists...

Should we supply what the patient wants, even if we don’t think its in their best interests?

My manager wants me to upsell products that I don’t think there is any good evidence for what should I do?

One of my patients is asking about the End of Life medicines and I don’t want to provide advice about this?

I am unhappy dispensing misoprostol....

Register for this learning module to learn about moral reasoning and the personal cost of the resulting stress for the pharmacist when a required action conflicts with their personal beliefs. We will explore all aspects of professional ethics in practice, including ethical decision-making and dilemmas in practice. In a patient-centred world, do we have a right to conscientious objection or does this amount to professional negligence?


Presented By:

Dr Betty Chaar

Dr Betty Chaar is a pharmacist and Associate Professor in professionalism in pharmacy. She holds a master’s degree in Health Law and her PhD is about developing moral reasoning capabilities and ethical decision-making in pharmacy practice. Betty has been working in the field of pharmacy for many years, with experience in community pharmacy ownership, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, academia and research.

She is internationally respected and recognised for her work in this area. She is widely published, and we are privileged to be able to collaborate with her to provide support for you in such a personally difficult area.

Course Information:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to;

  • Describe the foundations of professional ethics.
  • Describe the history of codes of ethics in healthcare.
  • Distinguish the difference between an occupation and a profession.
  • Review the role of codes of ethics in practice, with focus on Code of Ethics for Pharmacists (2018) in NZ.
  • Describe contemporary principles of bioethics
  • Describe ethical decision making in pharmacy practice
  • Differentiate concepts of conscientious objection, continuity of care, professional autonomy
  • Recognise the significance of trust in all interactions with patients and clients.

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