Reducing medications safely to meet life’s changes
Deprescribing research and guidelines support healthcare providers and patients in reducing or stopping medications that may be harmful or no longer needed.
Be part of the change for a better quality of life
Information and resources to help you learn how to discuss deprescribing with your healthcare providers.
Deprescribing guidelines and algorithms designed with ease-of-use in mind for busy healthcare providers.
As the population ages, older Canadians are living with multiple chronic conditions. In 2016, 35% of community-dwelling seniors had chronic use of 5 or more different drug classes.
Inappropriate prescriptions are known to pose health risks for older adults, leading to unnecessary hospitalisations and undue cost.
“It is an art of no little importance to administer medicines properly; but it is an art of much greater and more difficult acquisition to know when to suspend or altogether omit them.”
Interview #8: Empowering patients and caregivers to participate in medication conversations
Hello, deprescribers! It has been some time since our last interview. Today we have a new one where we discuss a project called “Talking About Medications”. This is a workshop delivered by pharmacists that seeks to empower patients and their caregivers to participate...
Interview #7: Prescribing cascades and the implications for deprescribing
Hello, deprescribers! We are back again after a quiet few months with some more blog content. Today we are talking about prescribing cascades with Dr. Sameera Toenjes from University of Toronto (Canada). We hope that after this interview you will have “can this...
Interview #6: Deprescribing experiences from a nurse in long-term care and palliative care
Hello deprescribers! Today we have an interview with Ana Amaral, a nurse and researcher from Portugal. We asked her about her experience as a nurse working in long-term care and palliative care and about her Master’s work related to the role of nurses in deprescribing...