Special Issue "Palliative Care"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Interests: palliative care; therapeutic drug monitoring and use of dried blood spot testing in oncology and transplant patients; cannabinoids; clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmaceutics; drug stability; teaching and learning
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Interests: palliative care; pain management; hospice; medicines
Pharmacists are important members of the interdisciplinary teams in palliative care. Their unique expertise in management of medicines and formulation complements the skills of other health professional in the team. The role of the pharmacist has changed dramatically over the past 30 years and extends beyond the supply of the many different medications often required by patients. Pharmacists assume the responsibility and accountability for managing medication therapy, improving the quality of patient care by optimising the use of medicines and rationalising expenditure. It encompasses medicines reconciliation, a process that is essential in ensuring accurate and reliable information about the patient’s medication is transferred between care settings. Pharmacists have numerous other roles, including counselling patients and carers on the use of medicines, education of health professionals, provision of pharmaceutical and therapeutic advice and clinical research, the outcomes of which will influence day to day clinical practice. Therefore, this special issue aims to highlight the contributions of pharmacists in palliative care and provide a way for different models of practice or delivery of education to be reported. In this Special Issue, research articles, review articles around pharmacy and palliative care and reports on novel approaches being used by the interdisciplinary team to enhance patient care will be encouraged.
Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Schneider
Dr. Andrew Dickman
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- Palliative care
- Advances in palliative care
- Pharmacists and the interdisciplinary team
- Role of pharmacist