After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1. Describe the changing pattern of medication use as death approaches and its impact on family caregivers and patients

2. Review approaches to determining medication appropriateness for older adults with limited life expectancy

3. Identify a strategy for patient-centered prescribing in late life that regularly reviews, simplifies, and aligns treatment regimens with patients' goals of care as their life-limiting illness progresses


Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, FAAHPM

Associate Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences/University of Massachusetts Medical School


Faculty Disclosure
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.                               



Session date: 
12/18/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am EST
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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