ONE of the core principles of being a pharmacist is honesty. It is really important that pharmacists demonstrate honesty and integrity even in situations that may be difficult for them, or when the outcome may be unfavourable. For example, honesty in the reporting of dispensing errors is expected.
The aim of this dilemma is to explore the idea of honesty in a pharmacist’s personal and professional life. We hope you enjoy the dilemma and hope that perhaps it makes you reflect on your own practice.
Note: the purpose of this dilemma is to present a case that may occur in practice; for you to consider what you would do if faced with it; and to encourage you to reflect on your decision. The possible answers are examples, and are not an exhaustive list of all the potential solutions