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There are several different definition of professionalism have been mentioned in Hammers paper1 Those definitions by Beardsley2 Merriam-Webster3 and Chalmers4 all focused on attitudes and behaviours Professionalism of an occupant includes demonstration of values of the profession through exhibiting attitude and behaviours which might be regulated by members of the profession which was suggested in a literature5 These values might include respect towards others treat everyone equally speaking in appropriate ways etc All these elements of professionalism have to be maintained by the professionals who are entitled to carry out the duties The personnel are expected to put the clients best interests before anyone elses personal interest from the organization Every personnel should respect each other within the organization as well as others in the same field of professions while working together as a team 5However the attitudes of individuals are difficult to regulate Behviours of individuals could reflect the attitude therefore the authorities can regulate the behaviours as an approximate impression of attitudes This is how professionalism can be maintained as whole the professionals 1Professionalism in pharmacyAs a first line healthcare profession having high expectation from the public pharmacy needed to be trustworthy and respected by the public as well as by other healthcare professionals Hammer has mentioned this is due to the public perception that pharmacists are here to promote health as well as improving health and the rising of concern about personal health has brought the public attention to healthcare professionals6 and even led to pharmacist sometimes being challenged as mentioned in Hibberts paper7 Pharmacy which is the most accessible healthcare profession to the public has become the closest healthcare profession that public To maintain the trust and respect there are values behaviours beliefs skills attitudes and knowledge for pharmacists to be adhered to 8 and these aspects together make up professionalism in pharmacy Hammer has addressed that is important in improving student professionalism6Pharmacists should exhibit these aspects of professionalism continuously during
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