Managing Multimorbidity – Polypharmacy, adjusting doses, drug burden index (Recorded webinar)

Managing Multimorbidity – Polypharmacy, adjusting doses, drug burden index (Recorded webinar)

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Duration: 1 hour

Patients with two or more chronic conditions have complex needs, multiple, and possibly high dosages of, medications which may lead to poor adherence and affect health status. This on-demand webinar discusses doctors’ and patients’ beliefs in medications and provide a reasonable approach to deprescribing and represcribing.

Learning objectives: Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

• Use a patient-centred approach to identify and prioritise areas requiring treatment in patients with multimorbidity
• Use a multimorbidity care model to structure patient consultations
• Formulate and apply strategies that enhance patient–clinician communication to aid patient education and improve patient care and safety.

Independent Medical Education
This programme was supported by an independent educational grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim. ​Boehringer Ingelheim had no influence on the content, involvement in the development of the programme or the selection of faculty.

Professor Mieke van Driel is Emeritus Professor of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland. Mieke served as Head of the General Practice department from 2011 until she retired from her academic roles in 2021. Her research focuses on generating, synthesising and implementing evidence that is relevant to GPs in clinical practice. She continues to be involved in research and in mentoring junior researchers, but now has more time for clinical work as a General Practitioner in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Dr Justin Coleman

Dr Justin Coleman has a long experience in medical education, writing and editing. He is Director of Education at the Northern Territory General Practice Education and is co-editor of Murtagh’s General Practice and co-editor of Murtagh’s Practice Tips. He earned his medical degree from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and Griffith University, and also assesses overseas-trained doctors for the Northern Territory Medical Board. He founded the “No Advertising Please” campaign, which discourages doctors from seeing pharmaceutical representatives at their surgeries. For more on Justin, visit his website drjustincoleman.com.

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners:
    • 2 CPD points
    • Activity no. 360493
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine:
    • 1 Educational activity hour
    • Activity ID. 27065
  • The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
    • 1 CME Credit  

Dr Justin Coleman and Professor Mieke van Driel have no conflicts of interest.