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The Privilege of Providing End of Life Care

10:00 am to 11:00 am

As with many difficult and complex topics, there are varied perspectives about death and dying and end-of-life care. Drawing from her professional experiences as a pharmacist working as part of hospice care teams early in her career, Dr. Nancy Alvarez will speak about the:

  • Considerations for managing common symptoms experienced including pain
  • Value of hospice services for the patient and family
  • The role of the pharmacist on the hospice team

She will also share her thoughts on death and dying through early personal accounts, loss of grandparents and a recent conversation with her mother.

Photo of Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, CPCC
Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, CPCC
Associate Dean, Academic and Professional Affairs - Phoenix; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Arizona R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy

Dr. Alvarez is the director for diversity, equity, and inclusion for the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona and is associate dean for academic and professional affairs for the Phoenix branch location. One of her career experiences includes working for an innovative hospice pharmacy practice whose mission was to enhance the quality of life of hospice patients, nurses and administrators through clinical expertise, economic insight for cost effective medications and reliable distribution systems. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UArizona in 1992 and is a board‐certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Dr. Alvarez’ other career experiences include community-based pharmacy practice and working in the medical affairs department for a pharmaceutical company developing pain treatments.

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10:00 am to 11:00 am
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:00am


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