Mindfulness in Pharmacy and Pharmacy Ownership; the good, the bad and the ugly

Pharmacy ownership can be often rewarding but not without its challenges. This session is ideal for the pharmacist wanting to break into ownership and will outline key considerations for any future purchaser, from finance and staffing, to establishing a pharmacy that meets the needs of the community.


Of course, all of this requires some mindfulness!


Given most workplaces, including pharmacies, have multiple demands and pressures which can impact the health and wellbeing of employees. Implementing mindful practices on a daily basis can improve attentiveness, productivity, communication and empathy with work colleagues and patients alike. This session aims to increase awareness of mindfulness and how it can benefit pharmacists in their everyday lives, improving individual abilities to tackle the demands and pressures in the workplace. Developing these skills can often lead to improved self-awareness, a more productive day and enhanced quality of care for patients.


Presenter bio:


Eleanor Shakiba is an expert in social and emotional intelligence. She has taught over 50,000 people to think and speak in ways which build success and is qualified in Social Anthropology, Adult Education, Counselling and Mediation. She delights in helping professionals learn skills for success in the real world, using experiential (interactive) learning techniques.


Luke Kelly is passionate about change. As a Pharmacy owner for 29 years, Luke has been there for the best and worst. There is no doubt that the profession is yet again at a crossroads. It is time to ‘step up, or step aside!’ Luke lectures in Pharmacy Business Management and Clinical Leadership at the University of Newcastle and is President of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Pharmacists Association.


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This activity may include up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits upon successful completion