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Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice

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Well-being and Mental Health among Pharmacists

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr. Shazia Rehman, Department of psychiatry and National Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China
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Dr. Erum Rehman, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Well-being and Mental Health among Pharmacists

The mental health crisis among pharmacists is a relatively new phenomenon. In the past, pharmacists were considered to be one of the most respected and trusted professions. However, the pharmacist's job has become increasingly stressful in recent years. Pharmacists are now responsible for various tasks, including dispensing medications, providing patient counseling, and interacting with insurance companies. They are also under pressure to meet ever-increasing productivity standards. This combination of factors has led to a sharp rise in the number of pharmacists who are experiencing burnout, depression, and anxiety.

These mental health consequences have a significant impact on both pharmacists and their patients. Pharmacists who are struggling with mental health problems are more likely to make medication errors, have difficulty providing patient care, and experience burnout, leading to adverse outcomes for patients.

The topic is of vital importance due to the high-stress environment of pharmacy practice, characterized by extended work hours, heavy workloads, and crucial decision-making processes. Pharmacists are integral to the provision of healthcare, and their psychological well-being directly influences their effectiveness in their profession, the quality of patient care they provide, and the overall outcomes of healthcare delivery. Considering well-being and mental health within this profession can enhance job satisfaction, mitigate burnout, and improve overall performance. This subject is timely and contemporary, given the healthcare industry's growing acknowledgment of the significance of mental health aid to ensure the resilience and productivity of its workforce.

We welcome submissions on the following topics of interest but not limited to:

  • Evaluating significant determinants of deteriorated mental health among pharmacists in various settings
  • Specific demographic and institutional factors associated with their mental health
  • Psychological resilience, post-traumatic growth, and related factors among pharmacists
  • The potential influence of pharmacists’ mental health on patient care and healthcare quality
  • Regular coping strategies and help-seeking path-ways adopted by this demographic
  • Implementation of interventions to cultivate well-being

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.