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Researcher: Westbury, JL (Dr Juanita Westbury)

Fields of Research

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Public Health and Health Services
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Aged Health Care
Basic Pharmacology
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Residential Client Care
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Mental Health
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Health Promotion
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Higher Education
Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)

Research Objectives

Health Related to Ageing
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Health and Support Services
Health Education and Promotion
Preventive Medicine
Health
Nervous System and Disorders
Blood Disorders
Behaviour and Health
Nursing
Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Education and Training Systems
Learner and Learning Processes
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Pedagogy
Health Policy Evaluation
Learner Development
Mental Health
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics)
Mental Health Services

Career Best Publications

A 12-month follow-up study of 'RedUSe': a trial aimed at reducing antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in nursing homes; International Psychogeriatrics: The Official Journal of The Interntional Psychogeriatric Association
An effective approach to decrease antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in nursing homes: the RedUSe project; International Psychogeriatrics: The Official Journal of The Interntional Psychogeriatric Association

Research Publications

'Redusing' The use of psychotropic medication in aged care homes; Australian Association of Gerontology 48th National Conference
A 12-month follow-up study of 'RedUSe': a trial aimed at reducing antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in nursing homes; International Psychogeriatrics: The Official Journal of The Interntional Psychogeriatric Association
A comparison of prescribing criteria when applied to older community-based patients; Drugs and Aging
A computer simulation of community pharmacy practice for educational use; American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
A study of concordance issues for older people; Interntional Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Addressing overuse of sedative medication in aged care homes: The RedUSe project; Better Practice 2014
Addressing Overuse of Sedative Medications in Aged Care Homes: The RedUSe Project; 46th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference
An effective approach to decrease antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in nursing homes: the RedUSe project; International Psychogeriatrics: The Official Journal of The Interntional Psychogeriatric Association
An effective approach to decrease antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in nursing homes: The RedUSe project; International Psychogeriatric Association: Better Mental Health for Older People: Path to Prevention
An effective approach to reduce antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in aged care homes: The RedUSe project; Combined 2009 conference of the RANZCP faculty of psychiatry of old age and the APS psychology of ageing interest group
An effective approach to reduce antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in aged care homes: the RedUSe project; ERA: National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
An effective approach to reduce benzodaizepine use in ages care homes: The RedUSe project; AACP's 6th Annual Consultant Pharmacy Clinical Seminar
An Internet-Based Method for Extracting Nursing Home Resident Sedative Medication Data From Pharmacy Packing Systems: Descriptive Evaluation; Journal of Medical Internet Research
An Internet-Based Method for Extracting Nursing Home Resident Sedative Medication Data From Pharmacy Packing Systems: Descriptive Evaluation; Journal of medical Internet research
An investigation into drug-related problems identifiable by commercial medication review software; Australasian Medical Journal
An investigation into the types of drug related problems that can and cannot be identified by commercial medication review software; Second Australian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health: AIH 2012
Antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in Tasmanian residential care facilities; ERA: National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Antipsychotics not the answer to behavioural disturbances in dementia; Australian Pharmacist
Assessing health practitioner knowledge of appropriate psychotropic medication use in nursing homes: validation of the Older Age Psychotropic Quiz; Journal of Gerontological Nursing: for Nursing Care of Older Adults
Behavioural problems in the patient with dementia; Australian Pharmacist
Can software assist the home medicines review process by identifying clinically relevant drug-related problems?; Ascept-APSA 2012
Clinical outcomes of reducing the use of sedatives in residents of aged care facilities; Tasmanian Health Science HDR Student Conference
Community pharmacy improving sedative use in aged care: The RedUSe project; Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010
Community pharmacy promoting appropriate sedative use in aged care: 'the RedUSe' project; University of Tasmania Collaborative Graduate Research Symposium 2009
Dementia - Part 1: Assessment and diagnosis of dementia in Australia; Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Dementia Part 2: Treatment of dementia in Australia; Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Does the NPS National Prescribing Curriculum have a place in pharmacy curriculum?; Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Annual Conference 2010
Effectiveness of a national approach to online prescribing education on health professional students' prescribing knowledge from multiple disciplines; 3rd Conference on Leadership and Practice Development in Health
Effectiveness of a national approach to prescribing education for multiple disciplines; British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Effectiveness of the National Prescribing Curriculum on improving prescribing and therapeutics knowledge of health professional students; National Medicines Symposium 2012
eHealth solution to RedUSe the use of sedatives in aged care
Elderly patients 'sedated too much'
Expansion of the Reducing Use of Sedatives (RedUSe) Project to Australian Nursing Homes; American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Expansion of the reducing use of sedatives (RedUSe) project to Australian nursing homes; Bmc Health Services Research
Expansion of the Reducing Use of Sedatives (RedUSe) project to Australian nursing homes; 2nd biannual Australian Implemntation Conference
Extending prescribing rights; Australian Prescriber
Final outcomes of the ‘RedUSe’ expansion: a national multi-strategic, interdisciplinary initiative aimed at reducing antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in Australian Long Term Care Homes; 18th IPA International Congress
Halting Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term care (HALT): a single-arm longitudinal study aiming to reduce inappropriate antipsychotic use in long-term care residents with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia; International psychogeriatrics
How community pharmacists can help reduce antipsychotic use in care homes; Pharmaceutical Journal
Impact of sedative reduction, via a multifaceted intervention, on long-term care facility residents; International Psychogeriatric Association Annual Congress 2016
Investigation of Benzodiazepine utilisation in older people admitted to hospital; ASCEPT-APSA 2012 conference
Is 'RedUSing' antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in nursing homes sustainable: A 12 month follow-up of an intervention trial
Is there quality use of psychotropic medication in Tasmanian aged care homes?; National Medicines Symposium 2009
Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities; 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities; 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Optimizing the use of psychotropic medications in long term care homes; International psychogeriatric Association, 17th Annual Congress
Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists; Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists
Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists; 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference
Prevalence and factors associated with antidepressant use in Tasmanian nursing homes; ASCEPT-APSA 2012 conference
Problems detected by a ripple-down rules based medication review decision support system: are they relevant?; 13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop: PKAW 2014
Promoting multidisciplinary management of BPSD in nursing homes; International Psychogeriatric Association 16th International Congress
Promoting multidisciplinary management of challenging behaviour in nursing homes; 8th National Dementia Research Forum
Promoting multidisciplinary management of challenging behaviour related to dementia in nursing homes; National Medicines Symposium 2014. Medicines in Health: Shaping our Future
Psycholeptic use in aged care homes in Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Psychotropic medication use in Australian Long Term Care Homes; 18th IPA International Congress
Psychotropic medication utilisation in Australian nursing home medication reviews
Psychotropic medication utilisation in Australian nursing home medication reviews; National Medicines Symposium 2014. Medicines in Health: Shaping our Future
Reducing benzodiazepine use: A panel discussion; AACP’s 6th annual consultant pharmacy clinical seminar
Reducing the use of sedatives in residential aged care – the RedUSe project; Better Practice 2014
Reducing the use of sedatives in residential aged care – the RedUSe project; Better Practice 2014
Redusing the use of sedatives in aged care homes; 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER
Rethinking psychotropics in nursing homes; Medical Journal of Australia
Review of psychotropic medication in Tasmanian residential aged care facilities; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Roles for pharmacists in improving the quality use of psychotropic medicines in Residential Aged Care Facilities
Sedative Medication in Residential Care
Sedative use three times that of Sydney; Australian Nursing Journal
Sleep and agitation in nursing home residents with and without dementia; International Psychogeriatrics
The 'RedUSe' project: an intervention based through community pharmacy to reduce sedative use in aged care homes; Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference
The 'RedUse' project: Reducing the use of sedatives in residential aged care; ERA 2009 - 8th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Aging: A new era for ageing research:What's in your toolkit?
The development of an experimental and learning programme for undergraduate pharmacy students at Alcohol and Drug services; ASCEPT-APSA 2012 conference
The effect of knowledge and expectations on adherence to and persistence with antidepressants; Patient Preference and Adherence
The effect of knowledge and expectations on adherence to and persistence with antidepressants; APSA 2014 Annual Conference
The impact of a pharmacist-led educational program on the psychotropic medication knowledge of aged care home nurses; National Medicines Symposium 2012
The impact of an educational program of the psychotropic medication knowledge of aged care nurses; IPA 2012
The impact of pharmacist-led education program on the psychotropic medication knowledge of aged care nurses; ASCEPT-APSA 2012 conference
The impact of psycholeptic reduction in residential aged care facilities: Preliminary findings; 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference
The impact of psychotropic reduction within aged care facilities; 48th AAG National Conference
The impact of reducing sedatives on residents: the rationale for translating sedative reduction into clinical outcomes; 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference
The impact of sedative reduction on agitation and falls in aged care facilities: preliminary findings; 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
The strategies to RedUSe (Reducing Use of Sedatives); Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010
The sustainability of RedUSing antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in residential aged care homes; RANZCP 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting
Validation of decision support software for home medicines review; Graduate Research Conference (SEIR) 2012
Validation of decision support software for identification of drug-related problems in home medicines reviews; Making an Impact: 11th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
What education do aged care nursing staff want around the therapeutic management of older persons’ mental health?; 18th IPA International Congress
Why 'RedUSe'? Rationale for studying the clinical outcomes of sedative reduction in the residential aged care setting; 13th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Why 'RedUSe'? Rationale for studying the clinical outcomes of sedative reduction in the residential aged care setting; 13th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Why are antipsychotics and benzodiazepines used in nursing homes and what are the roles of health care professionals and relatives when they are used?
Why are psychotropic medications prescribed in aged care homes to manage challenging behaviours and who influences their prescribing and revie; National Medicines Symposium 2012
Why are sedatives prescribed in aged care homes and what are the roles of health professionals and relatives when these drugs are used?; ERA 2008: 7th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Why aren't psychotropic medications reviewed in nursing homes?; IPA 2012
Why do older people not always take their medicines?; The Pharmaceutical Journal
Why don't pharmacist-led RMMRs and associated QUM services impact high rates of psychotropic use in aged care homes?; Pharmacy Australia Congress 2011
Working inter-professionally to 'RedUSe' antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in aged care homes; National Medicines Symposium 2010
Working together to 'RedUSe' the use of sedatives to manage challenging behaviours in aged care homes; Whose challenging behaviours. Meeting the needs of older people with dementia
Working together to 'RedUSe' the use of sedatives to manage challenging behaviours in residential aged care homes; Pharmacy Australia Congress 2010

Research Projects

Community Pharmacy Promoting Appropriate Sedative Use in Aged Care: The 'ReDUSe' Project; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Reducing the use of sedative medication in aged care facilities (Implementation of the 'RedUSe' project into everyday practice; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Reducing the use of sedative medication in aged care facilities (Implementation of the 'RedUSe' project into everyday practice); Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Reinventing Aging Through Innovation: International Psychogeriatric Association - 15th International Congress, 6 to 9 September 2011, The Netherlands (June 2011); University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Evaluating the Outcomes of Reducing the Use of Sedative Medications in Residential Aged Care Facilities
Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support Provided by Medication Review Software