Foundation Seminar in Palliative Care

10:00am Saturday, 24 April 2021
4:00pm Saturday, 24 April 2021

This seminar will provide an introduction to palliative care and will explore the pharmacist’s role within the interdisciplinary team caring for people with a terminal illness.  It will offer an overview of the principles and philosophy that underpin the provision of a palliative approach to care.  There will be an emphasis on symptom management and the use of medications within the broader context of holistic care, the patient’s phase of care and the setting of care provision. Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

This seminar will be delivered by a combination of self-paced learning and a half-day live virtual seminar. 

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 4.5hrs of materials and will be available from Friday 12 March 2021. The half-day live virtual seminar will take place on Saturday 24 April 2021. The start and finish times listed for the live virtual seminar are to be confirmed and may be updated upon release of the program.

Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.

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All times listed are in AEST

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$585.00 *
$585.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Penelope Tuffin, Senior Clinical Pharmacist (Palliative Care) Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Bethesda Health Care; Senior Clinical Pharmacist (Pain Management), Royal Perth Hospital; Sessional Lecturer, Curtin University and University of WA, Perth, WA
  • Natalie Panizza, Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA
  • Josephine To, Senior Pharmacist, Division of Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, SA
  • Vicki Poulier, Clinical Pharmacist, Palliative Care, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Robert Wojnar, Palliative Care Pharmacist, Cabrini Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Tony Hall, Clinical Pharmacist, Advanced, Persistent Pain, Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre, Gold Coast, Qld; Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, School - Clinical Sciences, Pharmacy, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld

Competency Standards* addressed

  • Standard 1.2.2 Manage ethical issues arising in practice
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.6 Facilitate continuity of care including during transitions of care
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • 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 Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 6.4 hours of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for a total of 10.4 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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The accreditation number is S2021/23