Pharmacotherapeutic Micro-Learning Flight: Hospice Deprescribing

Join Mary Lynn McPherson, national Palliative pharmacotherapeutic expert as she navigates learners through this 4-part flight of ~15 minute microlearning sessions designed to address best-practice considerations when deprescribing medications in patients nearing life's end. Validated methodology and evidence to lead critical deprescribing conversations and practice will be shared with key references highlighted for additional learning.

Target Audience

Hospice Medical Directors
HPM Physicians
Nurse Practitioners
Professionals in Training

Learning Outcomes

Using a high-level framework and a "way of thinking" surrounding goal-concordant care, learners will adapt hospice describing clinical practices to:

  1. Facilitate a multiple-step, person-centered approach that includes comprehensive assessment of the individual’s clinical status, diagnosis-specific status, and medications with goals of care and shared decision-making.
  2. Incorporate a step-wise approach in describing to include medication, life expectancy, goals of care, and whether a medication is likely to achieve goals or targets.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 CME (physician only)
  • 1.00 Participation
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Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD MA MDE BCPS CPE

Content Editors
Julie Tanner, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN
Julie Bruno, MSW, LCSW

Stephanie Adams
Julie Tanner, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN
Angie Tryfonopoulos


Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credits expire May 31, 2025.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ABIM MOC points expire on May 31, 2025.

Physicians certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine who wish to earn MOC points within the current calendar year must submit their MOC data no later than December 31 of the calendar year.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 CME (physician only)
  • 1.00 Participation


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