Enhancing the professionalism of Australian pharmacists through understanding communication of professional behaviour

Deanna Mill

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Pharmacists' must demonstrate professionalism. Professional behaviour is a key component of professionalism. Professional practice guidance documents communicate expected professional behaviour to pharmacists. In this research, behavioural specification frameworks were used to assess descriptions of professional behaviours in academic literature and practice standards. Influences on pharmacists' use of professional practice guidance documents were identified through quantitative and qualitative research informed by theoretical a model of behaviour. Results show professional behaviours are described broadly, which may limit consistent interpretation and use. Professional guidance documents were not routinely used due to external and intrapersonal influences, such as access issues and beliefs about usefulness.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Johnson, Jacinta, Supervisor, External person
  • Page, Amy, Supervisor
  • Seubert, Liza, Supervisor
  • Clifford, Rhonda, Supervisor
  • D’Lima, Danielle, Supervisor, External person
  • Lee, Kenneth, Supervisor
  • Salter, Sandra, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date19 Jul 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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