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Discontinuing Medication Appropriately
Iselin, NJ
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Discontinuing Medication Appropriately

Presenter Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE

When is it appropriate to discontinue regular medications for hospice patients? This webinar will highlight an approach to de-prescribing medications that incorporates both the evidence behind discontinuing medications and the art of making recommendations to patients and families while also addressing their concerns and fears. 

Participants in this webinar will receive practical tips and strategies to help provide the highest quality of care while discontinuing the medications that are no longer beneficial for sustaining life or effective in providing comfort.  


  • Describe a stepwise approach to decide which medications should be discontinued based on life-expectancy and patient's goals of care
  • Discuss the persistent effect of medications including insulin, statins, and bisphosphonates
  • Describe how to make a recommendation about discontinuing medications that attends to patient's and caregiver’s emotions

PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees are based on one phone connection; multiple site participation from your agency will be charged a separate registration fee for each dial-in connection.


Contact: Karen Barish, RN - or (732) 877-1100