The Bruyère Deprescribing Guidelines Research Team has developed an app to grant easy, on-demand access to its deprescribing algorithms — complementary to the resources on this website.
EMPOWER brochures help patients understand the rationale for deprescribing certain medications and explain why it is important to talk to a health care provider about deprescribing
Reducing medications safely to meet life’s changes
What medications were good then might not be the best choice now. Deprescribing is the planned process of reducing or stopping medications that may no longer be of benefit or may be causing harm. The goal is to reduce medication burden or harm while improving quality of life.
Be part of the change for a better quality of life
Learn about deprescribing and check out resources to help you discuss deprescribing with your health care provider.
Health Care Providers
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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 #2: Challenges related to deprescribing and conducting (deprescribing) research among care home residents
Hello, deprescribing world! It has been some time since our first interview blog post, so here is a new one: Today we have Dr. Karen Andersen-Ranberg, Consultant Geriatrician at Odense University Hospital and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of...
Hello, depriscribers, welcome to another guest blog post! Today we have Dr. Sion Scott from the University of East Anglia (UK) following up with thoughts on the recent blog post regarding healthcare students’ knowledge about deprescribing. Teaching deprescribing A...
Guest Blog Post #8: Facilitating shared decision-making about deprescribing: The perspective of patients, pharmacists and GPs
Hello deprescribers, welcome to our 8th guest blog post. Today we have Dr. Kristie Weir from the University of Sydney summarizing key findings from her recent Ph.D. dissertation that explored preferences around communication and decision-making in deprescribing....
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