The Step-By-Step Process of Hospice De-prescribing

Recorded On: 03/22/2023

Many patients living with a terminal illness are likely to experience polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, and drug-disease interactions. Prescribing cascades and inappropriate medication use are frequently reported for patients receiving hospice care. This webinar will explore rational prescribing and de-prescribing as part of “good” prescribing practices. Tools for evaluating medication appropriateness and tips for de-prescribing will be provided. These tips will include step by step recommendations and communication models to practice with your staff.


1. Explore rational prescribing and de-prescribing

2. Review available tools for evaluating medication appropriateness

3. Discuss steps for de-prescribing and how best to communicate these with clinicians and patients

Ellen Fulp, PharmD, MSPC, BCGP

Director of Pharmacy Education


Ellen Fulp earned her bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Science and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her master’s degree in Palliative Care at the University of Colorado Denver. Ellen is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy, specializing in safe, appropriate medication use in the elderly. Ellen currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Education for AvaCare, Inc.  

She routinely provides consult regarding appropriate symptom management, regulatory issues, and medication appropriateness at end-of-life. Ellen is the immediate past chair of AAHPM’s pharmacotherapy special interest group and is currently serving as the leader of MyNHPCO’s pharmacist section steering committee.

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TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for this course is: Executive Directors, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others

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