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Intermediate Principles of Medical Cannabis: Clinical Case Study - Palliative Care

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Time / Duration
1 hour

Violet, a seventy-seven year old woman, is in palliative care and undergoing radiation therapy. 

As she enters her end of life (EOL) period, she's looking to medical cannabis to improve her comfort and alleviate the pain caused by the side effects of the other therapies she's undergoing.

In this case study, we explore how Violet's team devised a suitable treatment plan that addressed her side effects and improved her quality of life (QOL) during her EOL period.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Define the palliative approach to care and outline key clinical assessments 
  • Discuss the potential benefits and limitations of medical cannabis as a treatment option for symptomatic management in palliative care
  • Identify suitable candidates for medical cannabis treatment
  • Apply critical safety considerations/risk mitigation strategies for patients using medical cannabis in palliative care
  • Facilitate clinical discussions with patients around medical cannabis as a therapeutic option in palliative care
  • Discuss product usage and critical safety considerations with patients in patient-centred care

Elevate your expertise in medical cannabis with evidence-based learning derived from genuine patient experiences at Australia's biggest medical cannabis clinic. Dive deep into real-world medical cannabis scenarios and treatment outcomes through a detailed analysis. Our case studies offer comprehensive information about patient medical history, symptoms, diagnosis, medical cannabis-based treatment plans, and the results of that treatment.

  • Developed by Registered Nurses for Health Practitioners
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Intermediate Principles of Medical Cannabis: Clinical Case Study - Palliative Care
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Medical Education, Pharmaceuticals, Pain management
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
1 hour
CPD Points
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Access Duration (in months)
12 months
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