Development of a code of conduct for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia

Authors

  • Patricia Gerber University of British Columbia
  • Brian E Cairns University of British Columbia
  • Peter J Zed University of British Columbia
  • Larry D Lynd University of British Columbia
  • Angela Kim-Sing Kim-Sing University of British Columbia
  • Sheryl Peterson University of British Columbia
  • Janice Moshenko University of British Columbia
  • Colleen Brady University of British Columbia
  • Jason Penner University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Keywords:

Code Of Conduct, Committee, Behaviour, Honour Code, Pharmacy, Professionalism

Abstract

Much has been written in the literature about the process of inculcating professional values and behaviours in pharmacy students. Before exploring how to develop student professionalism, the attributes and behaviours that constitute professionalism must be defined. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) began by establishing a Professionalism Committee that undertook a rigorous process to develop an operational definition of professional conduct. With broad based input, a comprehensive Code of Conduct for members of the Faculty community, namely faculty, staff and students, was developed. The process to develop and adopt the Code, the challenges encountered along the way, and proposed next steps are discussed. 

Author Biographies

Patricia Gerber, University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Brian E Cairns, University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Peter J Zed, University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Larry D Lynd, University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Angela Kim-Sing Kim-Sing, University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sheryl Peterson, University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Janice Moshenko, University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Colleen Brady, University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jason Penner, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

The Centre for Community-Engaged Learning

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Published

18/06/2015

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Research Article