Research looking at pharmacist wellbeing during Covid

A group of RMIT University students studying pharmacy are conducting a study around the coping mechanisms pharmacists use to manage stress.

This study is being conducted in conjunction with Pharmacists’ Support Services (PSS) and is an incredibly relevant area of study consider how little research is done regarding coping mechanisms in pharmacy practice, and with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The study involves a confidential, voluntary survey, which reportedly takes 5-10 minutes to complete and will reportedly greatly benefit pharmacists in identifying and understanding what management tools are available to them and how helpful such tools are.

The team of students hope the results of this this study will help pharmacists who are struggling to manage stress and what resources are available for them to turn to, during difficult times.

Those wishing to voluntarily take part in the confidential survey can do so at any time – the survey will reportedly be available for approximately two weeks.

At any time, those who wish to withdraw from the survey can do so by simply closing the window – responses will not be saved if the survey is not completed.

To complete the survey, visit: rmit.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0pSBNOUZMH5NGTQ

In case of stress or any anxiety in taking this survey, participants are encouraged to call Pharmacists’ Support Services on 1300 244 910 between 8.00am and 11.00pm (EST), available every day of the year. Or please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit: lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/.

This study has reportedly been reviewed and approved by the Human Ethics Committee, project number 24747.

If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns about the survey please contact Project Supervisor Wejdan Shahin at wejdan.shahin@rmit.edu.au

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