Episode One: Initiating new medicines (part 1)

17 minutes to Listen
Professor Keith Petrie
11 October 2021
Initiating new medicines - with Prof. Keith Petrie

Introducing Legendary Conversations, our podcast series that explores aspects of healthcare in Aotearoa New Zealand. In episode one (part 1), we talk with Professor Keith Petrie about the psychological effects of taking medicines, and what primary healthcare professionals need to know. Keith discusses why prescribers exhibit new medicines hesitancy, how this might impact the patient, and how to minimise the nocebo effect.

In our next instalment, we use the Ask, Build, Check health literacy model to talk with a patient about starting a new medicine. Listen to part 2 here.

Additional resources

One area where you may find it useful to apply the learning from this podcast is when starting patients on biological medicines. Go here to find animated videos, quizzes, and background readings introducing biological medicines.

Reflection Activity: Learnings from Legendary Conversations

Use can use the learning from this podcast for continuing professional development purposes. You may also wish to watch other podcasts in the series and complete a guided independent reflection activity on gout. You can download and complete the reflection activity here.

Professional college endorsements

This activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 0.25 CME credits for continuing professional development purposes (1 credit per learning hour). To claim your CPD credits, log in to your Te Whanake dashboard and record these activities under the appropriate learning category.

This activity has been endorsed by the PSNZ as suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s CE records for CPD purposes.