Palliative Care Pharmacy


Course description

Pharmacists serve as integral members of multi-disciplinary efforts to deliver optimum palliative care for individuals in final stages of life. As more patients wish to remain in their homes for the end of life, there is an increasing need for palliative care pharmacy expertise outside of institutional settings.

Developed in partnership between Victoria Hospice and Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria, this exclusively online course is designed for the learning needs of pharmacists to acquire specialized knowledge to support palliative care patients, family, health and community care nurses and general practitioners.

Topics covered include: the pharmacist’s role in a palliative care team; principles of pain management; use of opioids and cannabis in palliative care; symptom management and drug related adverse effects.

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The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy has accredited Palliative Care Pharmacy for 18 CEUs.

Course features

  • The flexibility of online learning – allows you to learn from anywhere, in a format that supports the opportunity to continue working while pursuing your studies
  • Flexible course schedule fits into your lifestyle, learners can expect to spend 3-4 hours per week on the course materials and forum participation
  • The opportunity to learn from respected, real-world industry professionals
  • Learner support – you will be supported along the way by an administrative and technical support team who will ensure you get the help you need to succeed

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