Palliative Care: Deprescribing Strategies

GERIATRICS LUNCHTIME LEARNING Jointly provided by the West Virginia Geriatric Society the West Virginia Geriatrics Education Center and CAMC Institute Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to - Define Palliative Care and identify patients in which Palliative Care is appropriate - Describe the current prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication, or polypharmacy, in patients with serious illness at the end of life - Identify the appropriate population for deprescribing - Explore the current literature base for desprescribing and proposed tools/algorithms - Review the role of motivational interviewing and shared-decision making in the process of de-prescribing Leah Hall, PharmD, BCPS