Frequently Asked Questions from the Webinar:
Deprescribing in Hospice:
Decisions, Discussions, & The Goals of Care

By pioneering hospice physician, Marcia Levetown, MD

Polypharmacy is a common and challenging problem in hospice. It is associated with decreased cognition, falls, and diminished quality of life. Deprescribing is the process of reviewing a patient’s medications to identify and manage those that cause more harm than good.

Pioneering hospice physician Marcia Levetown, MD shared her insights on this process during our recent webinar, Deprescribing in Hospice: Decisions, Discussions, & The Goals of Care, which is available to watch on demand at Now, Dr. Levetown has also answered your questions in a new frequently asked questions document..

Get answers to questions about:
  • How often to evaluate medications for deprescribing
  • The process of weaning a patient from a medication
  • Special concerns for patients with alcoholism

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About the Author

Dr. Marcia LevetownDr. Marcia Levetown was among the first physicians in the U.S. to be certified in hospice and palliative medicine in 2008. She has been a pioneer in the field since 1994 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has held professorships in internal medicine and pediatrics, has served as the inaugural chair of the Institute of Palliative Care at the Methodist Hospice in Houston, Texas, as regional medical director for Vitas, and served on an IOM Committee. She is a highly sought after speaker and is the author of two books, several chapters in leading PC textbooks, and many articles and national policies on ethics and palliative care topics.


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