Roles of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing

Wright, David, Scott, Sion, Buck, Jacqueline and Bhattacharya, Debi (2019) Roles of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing. Nursing Standard. ISSN 0029-6570

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Deprescribing is the term used to describe discontinuation of medicines. It can be either 'reactive' i.e. in response to an adverse event or therapeutic failure or 'proactive' when the prescriber and patient decide to stop the medicine because the future benefits of the medicine no longer outweigh their potential for harm. Currently there is limited activity surrounding proactive deprescribing in both primary and secondary care. This article provides the rationale for increasing proactive deprescribing activity, liststhe medicines this relates to, identifies the barriers and enablers to its implementation and describes the potential role of the nurse in this process.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 15:31
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 01:45
DOI: 10.7748/ns.2019.e11249

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