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The podcast by pharmacists, for pharmacists, brought to you by the AJP. Each episode, join a diverse panel of pharmacists from all settings and experience levels discussing topics that affect pharmacists in day to day practice – such as ability & gender diversity in pharmacy, and medicinal cannabis.

The AJP Podcast Australian Journal of Pharmacy

    • Business

The podcast by pharmacists, for pharmacists, brought to you by the AJP. Each episode, join a diverse panel of pharmacists from all settings and experience levels discussing topics that affect pharmacists in day to day practice – such as ability & gender diversity in pharmacy, and medicinal cannabis.

    Seizing the opportunity

    Seizing the opportunity

    In our latest podcast, leading pharmacists share their tips on how to advance your career, the importance of taking risks and seizing opportunities
    Our host, Carlene McMaugh speaks to a number of leaders of the profession, both from Australia and internationally, as well as sharing some of her own tips on advancing your career.
    In this edition, among those Carlene speaks to are:

    Chris Freeman who talks about the value in having the courage to approach those you admire for advice and guidance
    Krysti-Lee Rigby who outlines the career benefits of doing what’s right, and not taking the easy option
    Steve Morris who explains the value of taking risks and chances, and why you should not expect a linear career progression and should consider the benefits of stepping sideways or even outside pharmacy
    Joyce McSwan says a mentor told her to be the best you can be, and then to be better. She explains how this advice, and the ability for self-communication and self-care, such as relaxing, have helped her career
    Erin Cooper and Deanne Mills talk about the importance of taking chances, and why its invaluable to have a good mentor

    Go here for the full list of active AJP podcasts. These can also be accessed via Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify
    Carlene McMaugh, AJP podcast host

    • 26 min
    Speaking up

    Speaking up

    In our latest podcast, Carlene McMaugh speaks to pharmacists about the need to be assertive, and how to do it without going too far into rudeness or conflict
    Among the speakers in this podcast are: 

    Chris Freeman discusses a fatal medical error, and how it highlights the importance of empowering pharmacists to speak up
    Krysti-Lee Rigby talks about the need to be strong, without becoming rude or unprofessional, thinking before you speak and being measured
    Lauren Burton talks about the tension between pharmacists risk-averse nature and the need to speak up on occasion
    Deanna Mills looks at how and why pharmacists are often inherently not assertive, and how that relates to patient relationships
    Carlene McMaugh herself discusses the need to keep the best interests of the patient in mind and  being self-aware when needing to be assertive with fellow healthcare professionals and with patients.       

    Go here for the full list of active AJP podcasts. These can also be accessed via Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify

    Carlene McMaugh, AJP podcast host

    • 34 min
    The deprescribing debate

    The deprescribing debate

    Our latest podcast looks at deprescribing. Where do pharmacists’ responsibilities lie? What are the risks and benefits?
    In this podcast, host Carlene McMaugh speaks to a diverse range of pharmacists to examine the state of play around deprescribing, and where the profession’s role current sits, and where should it be?
    Among those in the podcast are:

    Rachel Dienaar and Peter Crothers speaking about adverse events, discussing deprescribing with elderly patients and ensuring deprescribing is a means to an end, and not an end itself 
    Amy Page discusses the role of polypharmacy 
    Steve Morris talks about the challenges in talking to patients about deprescribing, and the need for support   
    Amanda Cross looks at the barriers to deprescribing, the evidence to support it, and where it sits on the prescribing continuum

    Go here for the full list of active AJP podcasts. These can also be accessed via Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify

    Carlene McMaugh, AJP podcast host
     

    • 30 min
    What’s the right scope?

    What’s the right scope?

    In our latest podcast pharmacists speak about where they believe the profession should be looking to increase its scope of practice
    There’s plenty of discussion around pharmacists practising to their full scope, but what does this entail? 
    Our host Carlene McMaugh speaks to a number of leading pharmacists about where they think pharmacy should concentrate its efforts, where pharmacists need to improve their skills 
    In this podcast, Carlene speaks to:

    Rachel Dienaar and Peter Crothers talk about opportunities for expanding practice in areas of health prevention such as screening and risk assessment, the need for a rural pharmacist generalist role and training for diverse roles
    Joyce McSwan discusses why pharmacy should improve its capacity to work in non-tangible service areas that truly expand its skills and scope in areas such as communication, planning and actioning
    David Heffernan relates the state of plan around vaccination in pharmacy
    Steve Morris considers the skills set required to expand scope of practice   

    Go here for the full list of active AJP podcasts. These can also be accessed via Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify


    Carlene McMaugh, AJP podcast host



     

    • 19 min
    Moving on from the career crossroads

    Moving on from the career crossroads

    Do you feel your career is at the crossroads? Are you aware of all the opportunities? Listen to our latest careers advice podcast
    In the final episode in our podcast series focusing on careers advice, Carlene McMaugh talks to the following pharmacists:  

    Lauren Burton talks about moving to find the best opportunity, and mixing your passion with your career
    Joyce McSwan explains why the first couple of years of your career are so important, and you can evolve your knowledge and your career
    Amanda Cross discusses growing your career and how to stay motivated 
    Lily Pham, Jess Chen and Tina Buffari discuss the benefits, and limitations, of specialising, plus the importance of receiving recognition and support

    Go here to see the previous podcast in our careers progression series.
    Go here for the full list of active AJP podcasts. These can also be accessed via Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify

    Carlene McMaugh, AJP podcast host

    • 21 min
    Choosing the right path

    Choosing the right path

    Why is your internship so important? Why do you need career counselling and a support network? 
    In the third of our series of career advice and progression podcasts, Carlene McMaugh talks to the following pharmacists:  

    Amy Page talks about the importance of making connections and taking opportunities when they present
    Rachel Dienaar and Peter Crothers discuss having a passion for change and being flexible, the value of networking and the benefits of working in the ‘bush’  
    Jarrod McMaugh talks about his experiences with students and the impact you can have on your interns

    Go here to see the previous podcast in our careers progression series.
    Go here for the full list of active AJP podcasts. These can also be accessed via Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify
    Carlene McMaugh, AJP podcast host

    • 20 min

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