Benzodiazepines & Older Adults

Research Paper Title

Little Helpers No More: A Framework for Collaborative Deprescribing of Benzodiazepines in Older Adults.

Abstract

Benzodiazepines are a class of medications that tend to fly “under the radar” within the general population but nonetheless post a significant risk to older adults when not used appropriately.

The current article aims to shine a spotlight on this medication class along with a framework for a team-based approach to successfully de-escalate use when clinically appropriate.

Reference

Suss, T. & Oldani, M. (2020) Little Helpers No More: A Framework for Collaborative Deprescribing of Benzodiazepines in Older Adults. Journal of Pyschosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 58(1), pp.23-28. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20191218-05.

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