Episode One: Initiating new medicines (part 1)

17 minutes to Listen
Contributor
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 ABC 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.


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This activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for 0.25 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. To claim your credits, log in to your RNZCGP dashboard to record this activity in the CME component of your CPD programme.

This activity has been endorsed by the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ Inc (PSNZ) as suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s CE records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

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