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Developing a Global Community of Practice for Pharmacy Workforce Resilience-Meet GRiT

Whitfield, Karen, Arya, Vibhuti, Austin, Zubin, Bajis, Dalia, Bradley, Catriona, Clark, Bronwyn, Exintaris, Betty, Galbraith, Kirsten, El Hajj, Maguy Saffouh, Hall, Kat, Hughes, Louise ORCID:, Kirsa, Sue, Langran, Catherine, Mantzourani, Efi ORCID:, Wilby, Kyle John and Willis, Sarah 2021. Developing a Global Community of Practice for Pharmacy Workforce Resilience-Meet GRiT. Pharmacy 9 (2) , 110. 10.3390/pharmacy9020110

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Workforce resilience in pharmacy is required to ensure the practice, education, and administrative systems remain viable and sustainable over time and when facing challenges. Whether it is addressing burnout of pharmacists or students, or the structure and policies/procedures of employment and professional organizations, working to increase resilience across all individuals and sectors is essential to relieve pressure and promote better well-being, especially during the recent pandemic. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of a community of practice global group focused on development of resilience within the pharmacy workforce that is inclusive of students, pharmacy interns/preregistration and registered pharmacists. The steering group meets monthly and has representation of 24 members across eight countries. Members meet to discuss pertinent issues they are facing in practice, as well as to share and progress ideas on education, research, and practice initiatives. To date, members have collectively implemented resilience training in pharmacy education, researched burnout and resilience in both students and pharmacists, and facilitated international collaborations both within and outside core group members. Future activities will focus on strengthening the community of practice in order to harness the power of the collective.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Additional Information: This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2226-4787
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 July 2021
Date of Acceptance: 7 June 2021
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 19:59

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