Resources for Community Pharmacists

Community Pharmacy Resources


Standards and Guidelines


Clinical Guidance

  • palliMEDS app  – An evidence-based palliative care app produced by NPS MedicineWise and caring@home designed to familiarise primary care prescribers and community pharmacists with medicines commonly used for management of terminal care symptoms. Now includes an opioid calculator.


Community Palliative Care Resources

  • caring@home – resources for health professionals and carers of people who choose to be cared for, and to die, at home if possible. Click here for a factsheet detailing community pharmacist involvement in the caring@home project.


Clinical tools Used in Palliative Care


Online Educational Modules

  • End-of-Life Essentials Education Modules – Designed to assist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in acute hospital in delivering care at the end of life. However, some of the skills learnt in these modules may be transferrable to a community setting
  • CareSearch My Learning modules – Aim to demonstrate how to find relevant evidence and how to use the evidence in CareSearch to make a difference in clinical care.




Journal Articles


Advance Care Planning


Useful Websites for Palliative Care Resources

  • CareSearch palliative care knowledge network – Provides evidence-based information about palliative care for everyone (Consumers and Health Professionals)
  • Care at the End of Life Project – Established to support a coordinated approach to improving end of life in Queensland. The Clinical Excellence Queensland has coordinated this project which aims at supporting clinicians dealing with death and dying in the health system, and caring for people of all ages as they face the end of their life. Please visit this website for access to a suite of resources
  • End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) – Provides information, guidance and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians
  • End of Life Law in Australia – Provides accurate and practical information to assist consumers and health professionals to navigate the challenging legal issues that can arise with end-of-life decision making
  • Palliative Care Australia – National peak body for palliative care
  • palliAGED – Palliative care evidence and practice information resource for the Australian aged care sector. Providing support for health and care practitioners as well as resource developers, and trustworthy information for older Australians, their families and friends
  • palliAGED for Pharmacists – palliAGED has released pages to support pharmacists in caring for older Australians. The pages feature information and resources on the important role of pharmacists, managing medications, dosing guides, supporting caregivers, education and professional development, and more.
  • Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) – A national palliative care project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, that takes a strategic approach to education and training of the health workforce and delivers programs for priority health care provider groups across primary, secondary and tertiary settings.