Exploring community engagement to support deprescribing

Talking about deprescribing can be challenging for both patients and their prescribers. Our team worked with two communities in the Ottawa area to determine the best steps for developing a community engagement intervention to help with deprescribing initiatives. This work supported the proposal for the “Deprescribing Initiatives using Community Engagement” study.

Lead: Dr. Barbara Farrell, Bruyère Research Institute

Co-investigators: Dr. James Conklin, Dr. Lisa McCarthy, Dr. Lalitha Raman-Wilms

Contact: [email protected]    

Funder (2015-2016): This research/study results from an Applied Health Research Question to the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN). OPEN is funded by a grant from the Government of Ontario.

Knowledge User Organization: Ontario College of Family Physicians