Color a Career: Pharmacy Coloring Book Features Traditional, Nontraditional Roles

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Pharmacy CareersFall 2023
Volume 17
Issue 2

Coloring can be a form of mindfulness and promotes relaxation and reduces stress, which is particularly valuable in the fast-paced world of health care.

As a passionate and award-winning pharmacist with over 15 years of experience in the health care industry, I created an exciting project to bridge the gap between pharmacy and the public. The result is The Pharmacy Palette: A Colorful Journey Through the World of Pharmacy—a captivating collection of the diverse roles and responsibilities of approximately 50 pharmacy specialties in a coloring book format. Through this artistic exploration, I hope to educate, inspire, and empower individuals of all ages about the fascinating world of pharmacy.

Pharmacist selling medications in the pharmacy store | Image Credit: rh2010 - stock.adobe.com

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The Idea Behind The Pharmacy Palette

The idea for The Pharmacy Palette was born from my desire to showcase the essential contributions pharmacists make to health care. I noticed there were misconceptions and misunderstandings about pharmacy professions, leading to a lack of appreciation for the vital roles that pharmacists play in patient care. Motivated by my passion for education and patient advocacy, I wanted to create a unique and enjoyable platform to highlight the diverse and changing world of pharmacy.

I aimed to create the ultimate guide to the world of pharmacists, bringing together various pharmacy specialties in a single, vibrant collection. Each page of the coloring book is meticulously designed with intricate illustrations, which depicts pharmacists in different roles, ranging from community pharmacists engaging with patients to research pharmacists making groundbreaking discoveries. The book is a jubilant celebration of the approximately 50 different roles within the pharmacy field, including community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, military pharmacists, and many more. Through this artistic representation, readers have the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for the immense contributions made by these professionals to improve health care outcomes.

The Joy of Coloring and Beyond

Coloring has always been a therapeutic and enjoyable activity for those of all ages. In the coloring book, I wanted to combine the joy of coloring with an opportunity to learn about the world of pharmacy. Whether someone is a budding artist or a seasoned colorist, this book offers an accessible and engaging way to understand the diverse roles within pharmacy. The act of coloring can be a form of mindfulness, promoting relaxation and reducing stress, which is particularly valuable in the fast-paced world of health care. Furthermore, for pharmacy students, this coloring book serves as a unique and exciting graduation gift. It not only celebrates their achievements but also provides inspiration for their future careers, encouraging them to explore the vast opportunities within the pharmacy profession.

Emphasizing Patient Empowerment

Throughout my career, I have always believed in patient advocacy and empowering individuals to take charge of their health and well-being. This commitment is showcased in The Pharmacy Palette. By providing knowledge and insights into different pharmacy specialties, I want to empower pharmacists to become active participants in their own health care journey and choose specialties that will accentuate their knowledge and training to provide excellent patient care.

Conclusion

Creating The Pharmacy Palette: A Colorful Journey Through the World of Pharmacy has been a labor of love. As a dedicated mother of 5 children, I have been inspired to expand my educational outreach to those of all ages. My vision is to foster a better understanding of pharmacy professions, promote inclusivity, and celebrate the priceless work of pharmacists in health care. With this coloring book, I invite readers to join me on a delightful and educational adventure through the exciting world of pharmacy. Let’s celebrate the dedicated professionals who play an essential role in improving the lives of patients worldwide. So, grab your colored pencils, markers, or crayons, and let’s add color to the pharmacy profession together!

About the Author

Sue Ojageer, PharmD, is an award-winning pharmacist founder of PharmaSue and Pharmacy Mentors. She is committed to promoting health and wellness through personalized care and education. Ojageer runs pharmacymentors.com, connecting pharmacists and students with industry experts.

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