CONNECTORx CORNERx: 013 - 2023-03-21
CONNECTORx CORNERx Pharmacy Strategy & Career Development Newsletter: Advocacy, Pharmacy Organizations, and Joy in Work
PHARMACY STRATEGY: Advocacy
Where would we be without advocacy for our profession?
Answer - in a very bad spot.
While we have not achieved all of our efforts for advocacy fully such as the elusive provider status, great strides have been made.
"Advocacy = the act or process of supporting, defending, or arguing for a cause, person, place, or thing"
How to get involved:
- Join Professional Pharmacy Organization(s) - the more voices the better
- Donate to the Political Action Committees (PAC)
- Make Your Voice Heard - to your state and federal legislators (Call, Email, Attend Capital Days)
What are you doing to support advocacy for the profession and patient care?
CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Pharmacy Organizations
A key part of your continuous professional development plan includes professional organizations.
Since you are in my world, I am sure you are a member of at least one professional pharmacy organization.
I came across this article recently which discusses the value of professional organizations and how to choose which ones to join.
I reflected on my choices. For me it has always been a given since my personal pharmacist took me to my first state association meeting when I was a P2 (not that it was called that back then). I am a member of 2 regional, 2 state, and 3 national pharmacy organizations.
I also make it a priority to attend the conferences (which is great now that we can be in person again).
I am actually heading to the APHA Annual Meeting tomorrow (please message me if you will be in Phoenix).
READ MORE: List of Pharmacy Organizations
What organizations are you a member of and what volunteer positions do you have?
FUN & JOY: Joy in Work
Stress and burnout are common in our workplaces.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) - Framework for Improving Joy in Work is a new approach to look at the challenge of burnout by flipping the focus on the positive aspects of work.
There are many aspects of the Framework and I will provide some background on the recommended process and framework.
As a quality improvement organization, IHI of course recommends addressing this in a QI manner with a systematic process of testing and implementing improvements. They recommend starting with asking Staff "What Matters to You" The structured steps are designed to provide leaders with a pathway for “how to get from here to there.
There are nine core components that contribute to a happy, healthy, productive workforce.
The three outer rings of the framework show who is responsible for these components: senior leaders are responsible for all nine components; managers and core leaders are responsible for five components; and individuals, for three components.
Individuals can support their joy through daily improvement, wellness & resilience, and real-time measurement.
READ MORE: IHI Joy in Work
Let me know what you think about?
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