About this activity
With an ageing population, the number of patients in Australia requiring end-of-life, palliative, or supportive cancer care is expected to increase in coming years.
An integrative approach is essential, with the medical management and coordination of care for people living with a life-limiting illness being undertaken by a wide range of health professionals including GPs.
GPs may receive questions from patients and their carers regarding the use of medicinal cannabis in end-of-life care and must be aware of its use, including the current evidence and access pathways available to prescribers.
By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the role of the GP in identifying patient needs during palliative care
- Describe the evidence-based approach and Quality Use of Medicine considerations in palliative care
- Identify the modes of prescribing medicinal cannabis in palliative care