74.9% of community pharmacists experience burnout! I think what’s more sad and frustrating than this statistic is knowing that the burnout pharmacists experience is primarily due to unfavorable work conditions.
68.9% of the pharmacists said that they experience burnout due to emotional exhaustion. 50.4% said their burnout is due to depersonalization and 30.7% said their burnout is due to reduced personal accomplishment.
The priorities of many chain pharmacies are centered around speed and volume which leads to problems for the profession. It’s sad to see pharmacists being overworked, understaffed, under-appreciated and under valued.
A Different Type of Pharmacy
A company’s culture plays an important role in how the employees will feel working at that company. Imagine if pharmacists worked for companies that empowered them.
Imagine if pharmacists worked for companies that didn’t cause them to feel emotionally exhausted but instead makes them feel emotionally fulfilled. Like they are a part of something important because they are!
Imagine if pharmacists worked for companies that didn’t depersonalize the experience of pharmacy. What if pharmacist had the opportunity to make the pharmacy experience for their patients personal, based on human connection, fostering a relationship and providing exceptional services.
Imagine if pharmacists worked for companies that didn’t treat them like children that need to be constantly supervised and told what to do.
Imagine if pharmacists worked for companies that treated them like owners by making them owners.
Imagine the difference that those things would have on pharmacists’ satisfaction with their work. Imagine how fulfilled and happy pharmacists would be in such work environments. Imagine how much better they would be at their jobs.