Who are we?

The Palliative Care Stream is a network of SHPA members who provide care to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses.  The patients may be at various stages of their disease progression and the focus of their care is their quality of life, including improving symptom management. 

Palliative care is a component of care in a variety of specialties, and members of this stream may practice in a specialist palliative care service or care for patients with palliative care needs within other specialities. 

Pharmacist members of a specialist palliative care service may work in a range of settings, most commonly hospital consultative services or inpatient units/wards, although we may also provide care in outpatient, ambulatory or primary care settings.  

Why join?

Join the Palliative Care Interest Group if you want to access our network of experts and peers through the Palliative Care Discussion Forum. You don’t need to specialise in palliative care to join the Palliative Care Interest Group.

To view the self enrolment option for the Palliative Care Interest Group, please enter the username and password for your Online CPD account* (created for you by SHPA)

*Please contact specialtypractice@shpa.org.au if you are unable to see the self enrolment option or need assistance with your Online CPD account details.

If you are an experienced palliative care pharmacist, why not apply to join the Palliative Care Practice Group. Belonging to the Palliative Care Practice Group gives you all the benefits of the Palliative Care Interest Group, plus opportunities to support members of the Palliative Care Interest Group and contribute to important SHPA work relating to palliative care – including Standard of Practice in Palliative Care for Pharmacy Services, SHPA submissions relevant to palliative care, including voluntary assisted dying, and SHPA palliative care education.

Members of the Palliative Care Practice Group are also eligible to nominate for election to the Palliative Care Leadership Committee.

CLICK HERE for Practice Group eligibility criteria and to submit your application.