Writer’s Block for a Pharmacist

I am experiencing a writer’s block – not that I am doing any creative writing but simply writing about my perspectives as a pharmacist on many things. But recently, I can’t think of anything to write about – I seem to have lost my interest to write about a new drug, a new clinical encounter or a new drug interaction.

Perhaps this has something to do with a recent change of my career focus. I have left my previous job as a consultant pharmacist in long term care pharmacy. I am  learning to be a primary care pharmacist so my opinions are still being formulated.

Here’s one main difference I have noticed already. I used to think about my patients risk of fall, anticholinergic burden and getting my med reviews completed for the month. Now these don’t matter as much anymore. I still need to tap into such knowledge if I am managing an elderly patient. But I get more questions about urine drug screening, opioid abuse, hormone replacement therapy and compassionate supply. I am also digging back into my pediatric root too. Just the other day, I had a question about treatment option and dosing for an 8 month old for pin worm. I am also excited as I will be spending more time working with patients, teaching about insulin and running anticoagulation clinic for warfarin therapy.

So I am charting a new journey ahead. I may have more things to say later on. For now, I am having a writer’s block.


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My name is Cynthia Leung and I am a practicing pharmacist in Kingston Ontario, Canada. This blog is for me to share my ideas, opinions and perspectives on how medications are used in our health care system. Note that these posts are my own opinions and do not represent the opinions of my current or former employers and / or organizations that I may belong to. Any possible case scenarios described in my posts would be modified to maintain patient confidentiality. This blog is not a platform for professional advise for patients or health care providers and the content is not meant to support any clinical decisions or replace professional opinions. Also the images are either taken or created by the author, or adapted with permission. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts!

3 thoughts on “Writer’s Block for a Pharmacist”

  1. You may have written about this before I started reading your blog but I would love to hear why you decided to become a pharmacist and if you weren’t a pharmacist, what other occupation do you think you would be.

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