Foundation Seminar in Palliative Care

8:30am Saturday, 4 August 2018
5:00pm Saturday, 4 August 2018
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Surry Hills , New South Wales 2010

This seminar provides an overview of the principles, philosophy and ethics of a palliative approach. It aims to explore and discuss the pharmacist’s role within a multi-disciplinary team caring for people with terminal illness. There will be an emphasis on symptom management and the use of medications within the broader context of holistic care, patient setting and phase of care.  


Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Early bird (Until 26 July )$496$620
Standard rate$644.80$806

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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Penelope Tuffin, Advanced Practice Pharmacist | Palliative Care and Pain Management, Pharmacy and Palliative Care Departments, Royal Perth Bentley Group
  • Joan Ryan, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney | Chair, Palliative Care NSW
  • Sandy Scholes, Pharmacist, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem & Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre | Sessional Academic, Monash University

Competency Standards*

Standard 1.2.2 Manage ethical issues arising in practice

Standard 2.1.1 Respect the personal characteristics, rights, preferences, values, beliefs, needs and cultural and linguistic diversity of patients and other clients, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Standard 2.1.2 Support and respect the rights of patients and other clients to contribute to decision-making

Standard 2.3.1 Use appropriate communication skills

Standard 2.3.2 Confirm the effectiveness of communication

Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs

Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan

Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines

Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes

Standard 4.1.1 Display emotional awareness and effective self-regulation of emotions

*National Competency Standards Framework for Pharamcists in Australia, 2016

Accreditation Information

This activity has been accredited for 3.25 hours of Group-1 CPD, and 3.25 hours of Group-2 CPD (a total of 9.75 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2018/54.

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