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Deprescribing in patients with limited life expectancy


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When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

Where: ICES, G-Wing, Conference Centre (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

Who: Jennifer Tija, MD, MSCE; Associate Professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Topic: Deprescribing in patients with limited life expectancy

Learning objectives

  1. Describe the changing pattern of medication use in older adults as death approaches and its impact on family caregivers and patients
  2. Review the appropriateness of medications prescribed to older adults with limited life expectancy
  3. Develop a strategy for patient-centered prescribing in late life that regularly reviews, simplifies, and aligns treatment regimens with patients’ goals of care as their life-limiting illness progresses.
Jennifer Tija

Jennifer Tija


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