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Juanita Westbury

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Juanita Westbury

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and Research Fellow

Room 4012, Pharmacy Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1966 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7627 (fax)

Juanita.Westbury@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Biography

After graduating with a Pharmacy degree from the University of Sydney, Juanita was commissioned as a Pharmaceutical Officer in the RAAF working in Wagga Wagga, Newcastle and Adelaide. In 1997, she completed the Graduate Diploma in Community Practice Pharmacy at the University of South Australia and become involved in the QUM Domiciliary Medication Management Review Trial, most elements of which were incorporated into the current HMR model funded by the Federal Government. This work and the Grad Dip made her very interested in the medication needs for older people.

England beckoned in 2000 and Juanita was appointed as a NHS pharmacist advisor in Southern Cheshire. She worked in GP surgeries and was also the lead for older people's issues. At the same time, she completed a Masters of Science on compliance/concordance in the older age group at the Department of Medicines Management at Keele University in Staffordshire.

Whilst in the UK, Juanita became concerned about the level of psychotropic prescribing in nursing homes; particularly the use of antipsychotics to manage the behaviour of older patients with dementia. It is known that these medications are widely prescribed for this indication, yet the evidence for effectiveness is not robust and health warnings have been issued in the US and the UK linking use with increased mortality. In 2011, she was awarded a doctor of philosophy degree at UTAS. Her PhD thesis title was 'Roles for Pharmacists in improving the Quality Use of Medicines to treat behavioural disturbance in dementia'.

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Expertise

  • Clinical Pharmacy / Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Mental Health in older people

Research Fields

  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Basic Pharmacology (111501)
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111599)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
  • Residential Client Care (111718)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)

Research Impact

  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing (920112)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Health (929999)
  • Blood Disorders (920101)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences (970108)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Nervous System and Disorders (920111)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics) (860803)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)

Publications

Total publications

85

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2011Journal ArticleWestbury J, Tichleaar L, Peterson G, Gee P, Jackson S, '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, 23, (8) pp. 1260-1269. ISSN 1041-6102 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610211000421 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Peterson G; Gee P; Jackson S

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2009Journal ArticleWestbury JL, Jackson SL, Gee PR, Peterson GM, '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, 22, (1) pp. 26-36. ISSN 1041-6102 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209991128 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Jackson SL; Gee PR; Peterson GM

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Journal Article

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Brown DT, Westbury JL, Schuz B, 'Sleep and agitation in nursing home residents with and without dementia', International Psychogeriatrics: The Official Journal of The Interntional Psychogeriatric Association ISSN 1041-6102 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610215001568 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Brown DT; Schuz B

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2015Westbury JL, Bindoff IK, Peterson GM, 'Expansion of the Reducing Use of Sedatives (RedUSe) Project to Australian Nursing Homes', American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry: Official Journal of The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, (3) pp. S155. ISSN 1064-7481 (2015) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.12.162 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Peterson GM

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2014Bindoff I, Ling T, Bereznicki L, Westbury J, Chalmers L, et al., 'A computer simulation of community pharmacy practice for educational use', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78, (9) Article 168. ISSN 0002-9459 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bindoff I; Ling T; Bereznicki L; Chalmers L; Peterson G; Ollington R

2014Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Bindoff IK, 'Expansion of the reducing use of sedatives (RedUSe) project to Australian nursing homes', Bmc Health Services Research, 14, (Supp 2) pp. 013. ISSN 1472-6963 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-S2-O13 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bindoff IK

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2013Curtain C, Bindoff I, Westbury J, Peterson G, 'An investigation into drug-related problems identifiable by commercial medication review software', Australasian Medical Journal, 6, (4) pp. 183-188. ISSN 1836-1935 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1637 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Curtain C; Bindoff I; Peterson G

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2013Curtain CM, Bindoff IK, Westbury JL, Peterson GM, 'A comparison of prescribing criteria when applied to older community-based patients', Drugs and Aging, 30, (11) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1170-229X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-013-0116-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Curtain CM; Bindoff IK; Peterson GM

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2013Khanal S, Buckley T, Harnden C, Koo M, Peterson G, et al., 'Effectiveness of a national approach to prescribing education for multiple disciplines', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 75, (3) pp. 756-762. ISSN 0306-5251 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04399.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Peterson G

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2013Westbury J, Peterson G, 'Antipsychotics not the answer to behavioural disturbances in dementia', Australian Pharmacist, 32, (5) pp. 37-39. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson G

2013Westbury JL, Peterson GM, 'Rethinking psychotropics in nursing homes', Medical Journal of Australia, 199, (2) pp. 98. ISSN 0025-729X (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.5694/mja13.10192 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Peterson GM

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2011Westbury J, Tichleaar L, Peterson G, Gee P, Jackson S, '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, 23, (8) pp. 1260-1269. ISSN 1041-6102 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610211000421 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Peterson G; Gee P; Jackson S

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2010Westbury J, Beld K, Jackson S, Peterson G, 'Review of psychotropic medication in Tasmanian residential aged care facilities', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29, (2) pp. 72-76. ISSN 1440-6381 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00409.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Jackson S; Peterson G

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2009Jackson SL, Westbury JL, 'Behavioural problems in the patient with dementia', Australian Pharmacist, 28, (3) pp. 218-220. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL

2009Westbury JL, 'How community pharmacists can help reduce antipsychotic use in care homes', Pharmaceutical Journal, 283, (7582) pp. 653-654. ISSN 0031-6873 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

2009Westbury JL, Jackson SL, Gee PR, Peterson GM, '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, 22, (1) pp. 26-36. ISSN 1041-6102 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209991128 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Jackson SL; Gee PR; Peterson GM

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2009Westbury JL, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, 'Psycholeptic use in aged care homes in Tasmania, Australia', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 35, (2) pp. 189-193. ISSN 0269-4727 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2009.01079.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM

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2008Westbury JL, 'Sedative use three times that of Sydney', Australian Nursing Journal, 16, (4) pp. 17. ISSN 1320-3185 (2008) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2008Westbury JL, 'Extending prescribing rights', Australian Prescriber, 31, (1) pp. 4. ISSN 0312-8008 (2008) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2003Westbury JL, 'Why do older people not always take their medicines?', The Pharmaceutical Journal, 271 pp. 503. ISSN 0031-6873 (2003) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2003Westbury JL, Pollock K, Blenkinsopp A, 'A study of concordance issues for older people', Interntional Journal of Pharmacy Practice pp. 41. ISSN 0961-7671 (2003) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Gould L, Westbury JL, 'Dementia - Part 1: Assessment and diagnosis of dementia in Australia', Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Deakin, pp. 44. ISBN 0-000-00000-0 (2011) [Authored Other Book]

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2011Gould L, Westbury JL, 'Dementia Part 2: Treatment of dementia in Australia', Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Deakin ACT, Australia, pp. 52. ISBN 0 000000 00 0 (2011) [Authored Other Book]

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Conference Publication

(58 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Westbury JL, 'Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Ling TR; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L

2015Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Westbury JL, et al., '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, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Ling TR; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Gee PR; Garland T

2015Hoyle D, Westbury J, Bindoff IK, Clinnick L, Peterson G, 'The impact of sedative reduction on agitation and falls in aged care facilities: preliminary findings', Bringing Research to Life: 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing Program & Proceedings, 7-8 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 63-33. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hoyle D; Bindoff IK; Peterson G

2015Hoyle D, Westbury JL, Bindoff IK, Clinnick L, 'The impact of psychotropic reduction within aged care facilities', 48th AAG National Conference, 4-6 November, 2015, Alice Springs, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hoyle D; Bindoff IK

2015Hoyle D, Westbury JL, Bindoff IK, Clinnick L, Peterson GM, 'The impact of psycholeptic reduction in residential aged care facilities: Preliminary findings', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hoyle D; Bindoff IK; Peterson GM

2015Hoyle D, Westbury JL, Bindoff IK, Peterson GM, 'The impact of reducing sedatives on residents: the rationale for translating sedative reduction into clinical outcomes', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hoyle D; Bindoff IK; Peterson GM

2015Hoyle D, Westbury JL, Bindoff IK, Peterson GM, '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, 24-25 September 2014, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 42. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hoyle D; Bindoff IK; Peterson GM

2015Schotel F, Westbury JL, Elliot KJ, Ling TR, Williams Mackenzie, 'Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities', 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing Program & Proceedings, 7-8 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 67-69. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Schotel F; Elliot KJ; Ling TR; Williams Mackenzie

2015Schotel FY, Westbury JL, Elliot KJ, Ling TR, Williams Mackenzie, 'Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities', 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, 7-8 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schotel FY; Elliot KJ; Ling TR; Williams Mackenzie

2015Westbury JL, 'Redusing the use of sedatives in aged care homes', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER, 27-28 October, 2015, Sydney, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Westbury JL, ''Redusing' The use of psychotropic medication in aged care homes', Australian Association of Gerontology 48th National Conference, 4-6 November, 2015, Alice Springs, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Conn D, Zuidema S, Westbury JL, 'Optimizing the use of psychotropic medications in long term care homes', International psychogeriatric Association, 17th Annual Congress, 13-16 October, 2015, Berlin, Germany (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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2014Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Bindoff IK, 'Expansion of the Reducing Use of Sedatives (RedUSe) project to Australian nursing homes', 2nd biannual Australian Implemntation Conference, 17 & 18 December 2014, Sydney, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bindoff IK

2014Bindoff I, Curtain C, Peterson G, Westbury J, Ling T, 'Problems detected by a ripple-down rules based medication review decision support system: are they relevant?', Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Smart Systems and Services: Proceedings of the 13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, 1-2 December, 2014, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 59-68. ISBN 9783319133317 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13332-4_6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Curtain C; Peterson G; Ling T

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2014Westbury J, 'Reducing the use of sedatives in residential aged care - the RedUSe project', Better Practice 2014, 29-30 May, Melbourne, Australia (2014) [Plenary Presentation]

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2014Westbury J, 'Addressing overuse of sedative medication in aged care homes: The RedUSe project', Better Practice 2014, 31 July - 1 August 2014, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [Plenary Presentation]

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2014Westbury J, 'Reducing the use of sedatives in residential aged care - the RedUSe project', Better Practice 2014, 16-17 October, Perth, Western Australia (2014) [Plenary Presentation]

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2014Westbury JL, 'Promoting multidisciplinary management of challenging behaviour related to dementia in nursing homes', National Medicines Symposium 2014. Medicines in Health: Shaping our Future, 21-23 May, 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Hoyle D, Westbury JL, Bindoff IK, Peterson GM, 'Clinical outcomes of reducing the use of sedatives in residents of aged care facilities', Tasmanian Health Science HDR Student Conference, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hoyle D; Bindoff IK; Peterson GM

2014Westbury JL, Schotel FYM, Brown DT, 'Psychotropic medication utilisation in Australian nursing home medication reviews', National Medicines Symposium 2014. Medicines in Health: Shaping our Future, 5-8 February 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Brown DT

2014Woodward Sophie, Bereznicki BJ, Westbury JL, Bereznicki LRE, 'The effect of knowledge and expectations on adherence to and persistence with antidepressants', APSA 2014 Annual Conference, 5-7 December, 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Bereznicki LRE

2014Hoyle D, Westbury J, Bindoff I, Peterson G, 'Why 'RedUSe'? Rationale for studying the clinical outcomes of sedative reduction in the residential aged care setting', Making Research Matter: Proceedings of the 13th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, 24-25 November 2014, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 84-87. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hoyle D; Bindoff I; Peterson G

2013Westbury JL, 'Promoting multidisciplinary management of challenging behaviour in nursing homes', 8th National Dementia Research Forum, 21-22 September 2013, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Westbury JL, 'Addressing Overuse of Sedative Medications in Aged Care Homes: The RedUSe Project', 46th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, 27-29 November, Sydney, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Westbury JL, Andrews SM, Brown DT, Stanton L, 'Promoting multidisciplinary management of BPSD in nursing homes', International Psychogeriatric Association 16th International Congress, 1-4 October 2013, Seoul, Korea (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Andrews SM; Brown DT; Stanton L

2012Crawn J, Westbury JL, Peterson GM, 'Investigation of Benzodiazepine utilisation in older people admitted to hospital', Joint ASCEPT-APSA 2012 conference Final program and abstract book, 2-5 December, Sydney Australia, pp. 189. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Crawn J; Peterson GM

2012Curtain C, Bindoff I, Westbury J, Peterson G, '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 - Abstracts and Proceedings, 19-20 November, Brisbane, Queensland Australia, pp. 94-97. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Curtain C; Bindoff I; Peterson G

2012Curtain C, Bindoff I, Westbury J, Peterson G, '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 Workshop Proceedings, 4 December, 2012, Sydney, Australia, pp. 11-20. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Curtain C; Bindoff I; Peterson G

2012Curtain CM, Bindoff IK, Westbury JL, Peterson GM, 'Can software assist the home medicines review process by identifying clinically relevant drug-related problems?', Joint Ascept-APSA 2012 Conference Final Program and Abstract book, 2-5 December, Sydney, Australia, pp. 79. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curtain CM; Bindoff IK; Peterson GM

2012Curtain CM, Peterson GM, Bindoff IK, Westbury JL, 'Validation of decision support software for home medicines review', Graduate Research website, 6-7 September, University of Tasmania Hobart, pp. online. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curtain CM; Peterson GM; Bindoff IK

2012Khanal S, Buckley T, Harnden C, Koo M, Peterson GM, et al., 'Effectiveness of the National Prescribing Curriculum on improving prescribing and therapeutics knowledge of health professional students', National Medicines Symposium 2012 final program and abstract book, 24-25th May, Sydney, pp. 168. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM

2012Trillini L, Westbury JL, Peterson GM, 'Prevalence and factors associated with antidepressant use in Tasmanian nursing homes', Joint ASCEPT-APSA 2012 conference Final Program and Abstract book, 2-5 December, Sydney Australia, pp. 80. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM

2012Westbury JL, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, 'The impact of a pharmacist-led educational program on the psychotropic medication knowledge of aged care home nurses', National Medicines Symposium 2012 final program and abstracts, 24-24 May, Sydney, pp. 274. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM

2012Westbury JL, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, 'The impact of an educational program of the psychotropic medication knowledge of aged care nurses', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRIC ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL MEETING Abstracts, 7-11 September, Cairns Australia, pp. 12. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM

2012Westbury JL, Khanal S, Buckley T, Harnden C, Koo M, et al., '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 : conference handbook, 29-30 November, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 11. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM

2012Westbury JL, Law K, Spiller CJ, Brown D, 'The development of an experimental and learning programme for undergraduate pharmacy students at Alcohol and Drug services', Joint ASCEPT-APSA 2012 conference Final program and abstract book, 2-5 December, Sydney Australia, pp. 100. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Law K; Spiller CJ; Brown D

2012Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Robinson AL, 'The impact of pharmacist-led education program on the psychotropic medication knowledge of aged care nurses', Joint ASCEPT-APSA 2012 conference Final Program and abstract book, 2-5 December, Sydney Australia, pp. 189. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Robinson AL

2012Westbury JL, Robinson AL, Peterson GM, 'Why are psychotropic medications prescribed in aged care homes to manage challenging behaviours and who influences their prescribing and revie', National Medicines Symposium 2012 final program and abstracts, 24-25 May, Sydney, pp. 75. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Peterson GM

2012Westbury JL, Robinson AL, Peterson GM, 'Why aren't psychotropic medications reviewed in nursing homes?', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRIC ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL MEETING, 7-11 September, Cairns Australia, pp. 224. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Peterson GM

2011Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Robinson AL, 'Why don't pharmacist-led RMMRs and associated QUM services impact high rates of psychotropic use in aged care homes?', Program Handbook, 6-9 October 2011, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 80-81. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Robinson AL

2010Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Gee PR, 'Working inter-professionally to 'RedUSe' antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in aged care homes', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 90. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Gee PR

2010Jackson SL, Westbury JL, Isles J, Rimmer H, 'Reducing benzodiazepine use: A panel discussion', AACP's 6th annual consultant pharmacy clinical seminar handbook, 29-31 May 2010, The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart Tasmania (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL

2010Westbury JL, 'Working together to 'RedUSe' the use of sedatives to manage challenging behaviours in residential aged care homes', Pharmacy Australia Congress Program Handbook, 28-31 October 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 78. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Westbury JL, 'Working together to 'RedUSe' the use of sedatives to manage challenging behaviours in aged care homes', Whose challenging behaviours seminar handbook , 29-30 April 2010, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 18. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Westbury JL, 'The sustainability of RedUSing antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in residential aged care homes', Proceedings of RANZCP 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting, 11-13 November 2010, Hobart, pp. 10-11. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, 'Community pharmacy improving sedative use in aged care: The RedUSe project', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 19. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL

2010Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, 'The strategies to RedUSe (Reducing Use of Sedatives)', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 19. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL

2010Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, 'An effective approach to reduce benzodaizepine use in ages care homes: The RedUSe project', Proceedings of AACP's 6th Annual Consultant Pharmacy Clinical Seminar, 29-31 May 2010, Hobart, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL

2010Cottrell N, Koo M, Baskett K, Riddell S, Westbury JL, et al., 'Does the NPS National Prescribing Curriculum have a place in pharmacy curriculum?', Proceedings of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Annual Conference 2010, 6-9 December 2010, Woolloongabba, QLD, pp. 169. ISBN 978-0-646-54805-0 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM

2009Westbury JL, 'An effective approach to decrease antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in nursing homes: The RedUSe project', International Psychogeriatric Association: Path to Prevention :14th International Congress , 1-5 September 2009, Montreal, Canada, pp. 38. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209991128 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

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2009Westbury JL, 'Community pharmacy promoting appropriate sedative use in aged care: 'the RedUSe' project', UTAS Collaborative Graduate Research Symposium , 16 June 2009, Art Gallery, Newham campus, Launceston TAS, pp. 7. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2009Westbury JL, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, 'An effective approach to reduce antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in aged care homes: The RedUSe project', The combined 2009 conference RANZCP and APS conference program, 12-14 November 2009, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, pp. 8. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM

2009Westbury JL, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, 'The 'RedUse' project: Reducing the use of sedatives in residential aged care', ERA 2009 - 8th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing , 23 October 2009 , Monash University, Melbourne VIC, Australia , pp. 63. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM

2009Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Gee PR, 'An effective approach to reduce antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in aged care homes: the RedUSe project', ERA 2009 - 8th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, 23rd October 2009, Monash University, Melbourne Vic Australia, pp. 201-203. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Gee PR

2008Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, 'The 'RedUSe' project: an intervention based through community pharmacy to reduce sedative use in aged care homes', Teams for tomorrow, 6-9 December 2008, Canberra, ACT, pp. 108. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL

2008Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Robinson A, Tenni PC, 'Is there quality use of psychotropic medication in Tasmanian aged care homes?', QUM - what does it really mean for you? The science, the policy and the practice. Final Program and Abstract Book., 14-16 May 2008, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia, pp. 29. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Robinson A; Tenni PC

2008Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Robinson AL, Ezzy D, 'Why are sedatives prescribed in aged care homes and what are the roles of health professionals and relatives when these drugs are used?', Shaping Research Landscape, 18 November 2008, Perth, WA, pp. 62. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Robinson AL; Ezzy D

2007Westbury JL, 'Antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in Tasmanian residential care facilities', Defining future directions , 20 November 2007, Adelaide, SA, pp. 97-101. ISBN 978-0-646-48398-6 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Creative Work

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Tichleaar L, 'Is 'RedUSing' antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in nursing homes sustainable: A 12 month follow-up of an intervention trial', International Psychogeriatic Association , Netherlands, pp. 1 (2011) [Catalogue]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL

2011Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Robinson AL, 'Why are antipsychotics and benzodiazepines used in nursing homes and what are the roles of health care professionals and relatives when they are used?', International Psychogeriatic Association, Netherlands, pp. 1 (2011) [Catalogue]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Robinson AL

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Westbury JL, 'Roles for pharmacists in improving the quality use of psychotropic medicines in Residential Aged Care Facilities' (2011) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Bindoff I, Westbury J, 'eHealth solution to RedUSe the use of sedatives in aged care', Pulse+IT, September (2014) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Bindoff I

2013Westbury JL, 'Sedative Medication in Residential Care', LASA Fusion Magazine, Adbourne Publishing, Australia, Spring 2013, pp. 35-36. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2008Westbury JL, 'Elderly patients 'sedated too much'', The Australian, The Australian, Sydney, 28 August 2008 (2008) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$3,322,228

Projects

Reducing the use of sedative medication in aged care facilities (Implementation of the 'RedUSe' project into everyday practice (2014 - 2015)$170,688
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($170,688)
Scheme
Fellowship-TRIP
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Westbury JL
Period
2014 - 2015
Grant Reference
1072809
Reducing the use of sedative medication in aged care facilities (Implementation of the 'RedUSe' project into everyday practice) (2013 - 2016)$3,000,000
Description
Antipsychotic and benzodiazepine medications are often used in residential aged care, despite limited benefit and significant harm, including increased risk of falls, stroke and death. The RedUSe program, through a multi-strategic, interdisciplinary approach, has been shown within a controlled study to successfully promote the quality use of sedative medications in residential aged care. The strategies employed include audit, benchmarking and feedback, a customised education program for nursing staff and interdisciplinary review. This project will widely implement RedUSe. A decline in psychoactive drug use will produce multiple benefits for older people, including increased mobility, alertness, and decreased fall and mortality rates.
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($3,000,000)
Scheme
Grant-Aged Care Service Improvement & Healthy Agei
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Westbury JL; Gee PR; Bindoff IK
Period
2013 - 2016
Reinventing Aging Through Innovation: International Psychogeriatric Association - 15th International Congress, 6 to 9 September 2011, The Netherlands (June 2011) (2011)$2,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,000)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Westbury JL
Year
2011
Community Pharmacy Promoting Appropriate Sedative Use in Aged Care: The 'ReDUSe' Project (2008 - 2009)$149,540
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($149,540)
Scheme
Grant-PGA Pharmacy Guild-Investigator Initiated
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Westbury JL; Jackson SL; Robinson AL
Period
2008 - 2009

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDEvaluating the Outcomes of Reducing the Use of Sedative Medications in Residential Aged Care Facilities2014
PhDFactors influencing the uptake of a multi-strategic intervention on reducing antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in aged care homes2014

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDEvaluation of Clinical Decision Support Provided by Medication Review Software
Candidate: Colin Michael Curtain
2014