This CPD module, which also appears in the July 2017 print edition of Pharmacy Magazine, looks at community pharmacy and palliative care.
This module aims to provide a greater understanding of palliative care and discuss the role community pharmacy can play in this field. It explains the differences between palliative and end-of-life care, and the importance of local networks and treatment pathways for patients and their carers. You will also learn how to identify ways to support patients and carers, and how to develop a support plan in your locality.
Louise Baglole, healthcare/pharmacy consultant and medical writer.
You can test your existing understanding of this topic by completing the initial pre-test. Then work through the module before taking the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved.
Record your learning and how you applied it in practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.
Pharmacy Magazine’s CPD modules are an important part of advancing your professional development, providing you with essential knowledge and skills. They can be considered alongside other activities for inclusion in your RPS Faculty portfolio.
The RPS Faculty is a professional recognition programme for all pharmacists in all sectors at all stages of their career and involves assessment of a practice-based portfolio that recognises your professional development. This allows you to demonstrate to others your level of attainment and stage of advanced practice.
It also helps you identify what you need to know at different stages of your career. Start your Faculty journey by accessing the portfolio and tools at www.rpharms.com/Faculty.
Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.