Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Palliative Care from a Pharmacological Perspective

Event Date: Wednesday 12 September, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Target Audience:Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Facility Managers, Pastoral Care Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, Counsellors
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email


A case study based, interactive session delivered by specialist clinicians. The World Health Organisation states;

“Pain is one of the most frequent and serious symptoms experienced by patients in need of palliative care. ...”

“Opioids can also alleviate other common distressing physical symptoms including breathlessness. Controlling such symptoms at an early stage is an ethical duty to relieve suffering and to respect the dignity of people.”

Retrieved 13 June 2018,

Learning areas

  • Current practice in pain assessment
  • Pain management for palliative care patients
  • Developing treatment plans
  • Use of opioids in palliative care

Presented by

Penelope Tuffin, Advanced Practice Pharmacist, Palliative Care and Pain Management

Dr Roanna Bornshin, Palliative Care Specialist Physician

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Palliative Care from a Pharmacological Perspective flyer (113kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

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