About the Founder:
Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum is an evidence-based, holistic clinical pharmacist with administrative and practice experience in integrative health and wellness in Cincinnati, hospital pharmacy, medication quality assurance & safety, academia, and the pharmaceutical industry. She has traveled to China to learn more about international culture, research in herbs, vitamins, and other dietary supplements, body, mind, spirit health, and natural healing practices. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, her PharmD from the University of Cincinnati, her MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and is a Certified Health Coach.
In the past for several years, Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum has hosted her own radio show, Your Holistic Health, on 89.3 FM and www.faithandfriendsradio.com, and has been interviewed on multiple radio and TV shows around the country.
Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum is a member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, the American College of Healthcare Executives, Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International, and the Cancer Support Community Professional Advisory Board in Blue Ash, OH. She is a member of the professional editorial board for Pharmacy Practice News.
Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum is a certified health coach available for wellness consultations and keynote addresses and group/corporate public speaking engagements upon request.
To form vibrant client/physician/healing practitioner relationships; to reduce polypharmacy and dietary supplement overuse; to actively engage clients to participate in integrative health and wellness practices that fit their lifestyle choices and honor their health goals.
To be one of the country’s leading healthcare motivational educators on evidence-based body, mind, and spirit integrative healing principles.
* Clients are accountable to themselves, their primary care physicians, and God for the consequences of their health-related decisions made from implementing, or not implementing, recommendations in their health toolkits.
* Professional health coaching emphasizes listening skills in discovering clients’ lifestyle choices and in promoting disease prevention and self care as cornerstones of health.
* Clients’ success is evidenced by purposeful and productive family, corporate, and community relationships, health resource stewardship, and sacrificial service in giving thanks for their life blessings.
Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
Pharmacists are health professionals who assist individuals in making the best use of medications. This Code, prepared and supported by pharmacists, is intended to state publicly the principles that form the fundamental basis of the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. These principles, based on moral obligations and virtues, are established to guide pharmacists in relationships with patients, health care professionals, and society.
1. A pharmacist respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist. Considering the patient-pharmacist relationship as a covenant means that a pharmacist has moral obligations in response to the gift of trust received form society. In return for this gift, a pharmacist promises to help individuals achieve optimum benefit from their medications, to be committed to their welfare, and to maintain their trust.
2. A pharmacist promotes the good of every patient in a caring, compassionate, and confidential manner. A pharmacist places concern for the well-being of the patient at the center of professional practice. In doing so, a pharmacist considers needs stated by the patient as well as those defined by health science. A pharmacist is dedicated to protecting the dignity of the patient. With a caring attitude and a compassionate spirit, a pharmacist focuses on serving the patient in a private and confidential manner.
3. A pharmacist respects the autonomy and dignity of each patient. A pharmacist promotes the right of self-determination and recognizes individual self-worth by encouraging patients to participate in decisions about their health. A pharmacist communicates with patients in terms that are understandable. In all cases, a pharmacist respects personal and cultural differences among patients.
4. A pharmacist acts with honesty and integrity in professional relationships. A pharmacist has a duty to tell the truth and to act with conviction of conscience. A pharmacist avoids discriminatory practices, behavior or work conditions that impair professional judgment, and actions that compromise dedication to the best interests of patients.
5. A pharmacist maintains professional competence. A pharmacist has a duty to maintain knowledge and abilities as new medications, devices, and technologies become available and as health information advances.
6. A pharmacist respects the values and abilities of colleagues and other health professionals. When appropriate, a pharmacist asks for consultation of colleagues or other health professionals or refers the patient. A pharmacist acknowledges that colleagues and other health professionals may differ in the beliefs and values they apply to the care of the patient.
7. A pharmacist serves individual, community, and societal needs. The primary obligation of a pharmacist is to individual patients. However, the obligations of a pharmacist may at times extend beyond the individual to the community and society. In these situations, the pharmacist recognizes the responsibilities that accompany these obligations and acts accordingly.
8. A pharmacist seeks justice in the distribution of health resources. When health resources are allocated a pharmacist is fair and equitable, balancing the needs of patients and society.
Reviewed by Council on Pharmacy Practice in 2012. Copyright American Pharmacists Association 1994. Endorsed by American Society of Health System Pharmacists 1996.