Practice Enhancement

Resource section within the members only area with important links, practice toolkits, and archived presentations.

Education

Continuing education (CE) webinars geared towards your needs.  Quarterly CE journal clubs are free to SPCP members.

Members of SPCP enjoy electronic access to the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy

Networking

Discussion boards available to communicate with your peers in your practice area!  Learn what others in the field of pain and palliative care pharmacy are doing and share best practices!

 

 

Hear what others are saying about Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists!

 

 

 

 

                                    

At Summa Health we have been incredibly fortunate to have a Palliative Care PharmD

embedded in our Hospice and Palliative Care programs for the past 8 years. Together

we have created multiple order sets for complex pain and symptom management issues,

developed a palliative care handbook to improve and standardize the approach to care

across settings, set up a rigorous medication review process for new hospice admissions

and incorporated the pharmacist into our hospice, inpatient palliative care and palliative care

clinic teams. In pursuing the Triple Aim these efforts have demonstrably improved the quality

of care, the patient experience and the cost of care in all settings. Given our experience we

are doing all we can to expand PharmD involvement in our programs. In addition through the

efforts of that first PharmD a now accredited PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care PharmD residency

has been established as we look also to hire an additional specialty trained pharmacist.

Steven Radwany, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Program Director

 

 

 

The value the PharmD brings to the Palliative Care team remains largely unrecognized.  Those of us 

who work with our pharmacy colleagues quickly realize the value added for our patients, our team, and

the health system.  Our Palliative PharmD acts a physician extender, much like an advanced practice provider. 

She is able to provide care to patients with refractory symptoms under a collaborative practice agreement.

Our PharmD is often consulted directly by Intensivists and Oncologists because of the superior care provided. 

We have realized direct benefits in costs avoided due to better medication choices and increased patient and

family satisfaction.

Stacie Pinderhughes, MD

Program Director