Role of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing

Wright, David, Scott, Sion, Buck, Jacqueline and Bhattacharya, Debi (2019) Role of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing. Nursing Standard, 34 (3). pp. 44-50. ISSN 0029-6570

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Deprescribing is the term used to describe the discontinuation of medicines. It can be either 'reactive', for example in response to an adverse event or therapeutic failure, or 'proactive', when the prescriber and patient decide to discontinue the medicine because its future benefits no longer outweigh its potential for harm. At present, there is a limited amount of proactive deprescribing activity in primary and secondary care. This article provides the rationale for increasing proactive deprescribing activity, lists the 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: british national formulary,medicines,medicines management,medicines review,nurse prescribing,polypharmacy,prescribing,prescription medicines,medicine(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 15:31
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 00:46
DOI: 10.7748/ns.2019.e11249

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