Fifty reasons to love your palliative care pharmacist

Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2010 Dec;27(8):511-3. doi: 10.1177/1049909110371096. Epub 2010 May 27.


Pharmacists have much to offer in caring for patients with an advanced illness. To celebrate the role of pharmacists in palliative care, we wanted to share 50 excellent reasons to love your pharmacist. This list was compiled by 3 pharmacists specializing in end-of-life care spanning from inpatient palliative care to home-based hospice. Our goal is to increase awareness among other hospice and palliative care practitioners by recognizing the skills pharmacists contribute in caring for patients at the end of life. We divided the list into categories: provision of pharmaceuticals, optimizing medication regimens, education and drug information, patient safety, and administration/formulary management.

MeSH terms

  • Drug Information Services
  • Formularies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Palliative Care*
  • Pharmacists*
  • Pharmacy Service, Hospital*
  • Professional Role*
  • United States