THE EFFECT OF GOVERNMENTAL LAWS AND PHARMACEUTICAL ETHICS ON BUILDING A DISTINCTIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHARMACISTS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS

  • MAYSOON ABDELMALEK (ABUJARAD ALHUWITAT) Independent Pharmacist Researcher, Member of Jordanian Pharmacist Association, Aljubiha, University Street, Amman, Jordan

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effect of governmental laws and pharmaceutical ethics on building a distinctive relationship between pharmacists and their customers from the perspective of pharmacists in Jordan through measuring the customers’ satisfaction and their perceived value.


Methods: This study is a descriptive and correlative one. A self-administrated questionnaire was distributed to a random sample of 110 pharmacists working in private pharmacies to measure the effect of governmental laws and pharmaceutical ethics on building a distinctive relationship between pharmacists and customers.


Results: ANOVA-test showed a significant effect of governmental laws and pharmaceutical ethics on building a distinctive relationship between pharmacists and their customers (p = 0.003) and on the customer–perceived value (p = 0.00). Multiple regression analysis showed a significant effect of the application of ethical standards on building a distinctive relationship between pharmacists and their customers (p = 0.006) and a significant effect of both dimensions: (application of laws and regulations) and (application of ethical standards) on customer–perceived value (p = 0.004, p = 0.009) respectively. Moreover, there was a statistically significant effect of the application of ethical standards on customers’ satisfaction (p = 0.03).


Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, there should be an effort by the government and the private institutions responsible for the pharmacy profession in Jordan to contribute to build a distinctive relationship between pharmacies and their customers, as this relationship increases the perceived value and satisfaction of customers.

Keywords: Governmental laws, Pharmaceutical ethics, Customer-perceived value, Nil, Jordan

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ABDELMALEK (ABUJARAD ALHUWITAT), M. “THE EFFECT OF GOVERNMENTAL LAWS AND PHARMACEUTICAL ETHICS ON BUILDING A DISTINCTIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHARMACISTS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 12, no. 11, Nov. 2020, pp. 131-5, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2020v12i11.38908.
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