Improving medication management of palliative care patients: enhancing the role of community pharmacists

Project Details
Project ID: 2003-005
Type: Investigator Initiated
Status: Completed
Institution: Monash University
Chief Investigator: Professor Roger Nation

Project Summary

Over 70% of patients with cancer requiring palliative care are managed in the community. Pharmacists are an accessible member of the healthcare team, but due to a lack of knowledge they are a very under-utilised resource for the delivery of medication management and other palliative care services to patients in the community The key element of this project are the development, implementation and evaluation of a flexible, problem-based educational program in palliative care, including medication management, directed at community pharmacists in both urban and rural Australia, to empower them to contribute more effectively in this important area.