Deprescribing - Facilitating a Key Transition Point for Patients and Families

When is it appropriate to discontinue regular medications for hospice patients and how can clinical staff facilitate this change for patients and families? Well beyond explaining that “this medicine is no longer appropriate,” we need to be sensitive to the importance of such transitions. This plenary  will highlight an approach to deprescribing that incorporates both the evidence behind discontinuing mediations and the art of making recommendations to patients and families while also addressing their concerns and fears. Drs. McPherson and Talebreza will discuss practical tips and strategies to help you provide the highest quality of care while discontinuing the medications that are no longer beneficial for sustaining life or effective in providing comfort.

No CE/CME Credit Available

1.0 hours