Role of pharmacist in different palliative care models and settings: a review
AuthorHossain, Md. Sharif
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Some distinct attributes such as symptom management, improve quality of life, manage psychological issues make palliative care an irreversible demand for terminally ill patients. For being an expertise about medication, pharmacist is a mandatory member of an interdisciplinary palliative care team. This review aims to demonstrate pharmacist’s roles in different models and settings of palliative care. According to the study aim, universally known seven models and five settings found for palliative care where roles of pharmacist include symptom management, medication review, medication reconciliation, formulation, dispensing, education, counselling, and some administrative roles. The researches illustrate that pharmacists must be enrolled in palliative care as polypharmacy becomes mostly common for every terminally ill patient. This review is mentioning distinct roles of pharmacist’s which are highly recommended for a patient receiving care in palliative care unit as well as structured information about the models and settings.