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.