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Addressing the Polypharmacy Challenge in Older People

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Navigating systems of care and their intersections in the context of multimorbidity

We are looking for a PhD student to join the APOLLO-MM project team to develop an independent project to study the lived experience of working-age adults who are affected by multiple medical conditions, with a particular focus on patients with co-existing physical and mental health problems.

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Polypharmacy and multimorbidity: What’s in the journals Jan-Mar 2017?

Here’s a selection of articles of relevance to the APOLLO-MM project published in early 2017.

A Themed Journal Issue on Deprescribing. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, January 2017 Vol 24, issue 1
January’s issue of European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy has a themed issue on deprescribing, with an editorial, a number of articles and opinion pieces, some of which are free to access. The aim of the themed issue is to give an introduction to the deprescribing debate, the challenges that surround depescribing and some of the tools available to help with deprescribing. The guest editors, Nina Barnett (who spoke at the APOLLO-MM launch event ) and Barry Jubraj, have also sought to broaden the remit within which deprescribing is discussed. So, there are articles on the patient view of deprescribing, the legal perspective, collaborative decision-making between patients and healthcare professionals, plus the challenges of deprescribing in special populations: older people with multimorbidity, patients in care homes, paediatrics, and people with learning disabilities.
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