Palliative Care Pharmacy


This six-week online course, developed in partnership between Victoria Hospice and Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria, enables pharmacists to acquire the 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, deprescribing, and drug-related adverse effects. Upon successful completion participants earn a Professional Development Certificate.