Therapeutic conflicts and multimorbidity

Pharmacodynamic and -kynetic interactions (between diseases, drugs, and diseases and drugs) often occur in multimorbidity. These interactions can render the medical decision making process highly complex. Decision dilemmas (i.e., therapeutic conflicts) are an inherent part of this complexity as there is not always a "right" decision. The focus of this project is therapeutic conflict

This research project examines the characteristics of therapeutic conflicts due to potentially harmful interactions, the influence of patient factors on interactions (e.g. patient age, comorbidity, concomitant medication) and the influence of psychological factors on the processes and outcomes of clinical decision-making under conditions of therapeutic conflict.

 

Contact:

Prof. Dr. med. Edouard Battegay

edouard.battegay@usz.ch

 

Dr. Marcus Cheetham

m.cheetham@psychologie.uzh.ch