Episode Three: Let's talk gout (part 1)

30 minutes to Listen
Professor Nicola Dalbeth, Carla White, Meihana Douglas
26 November 2021
Legendary conversations episode three

Episode three of Legendary Conversations focuses on how to better communicate with people with gout, to improve health outcomes. We discuss attitudes towards gout, and learn about the Ask, Build, Check health literacy framework with three experts:

  • Professor Nicola Dalbeth - Academic rheumatologist at the University of Auckland School of Medicine. Nicola's work focuses on understanding the impact and mechanisms of disease in gout.
  • Carla White - Director of Health Literacy New Zealand. Carla helped develop the ABC model discussed in this episode.
  • Meihana Douglas - Health Psychologist and Health Improvement Practitioner with the National Hauora Coalition. Meihana's post-graduate research focused on perceptions of gout by rural Māori, and general attitudes towards gout as an illness label.

We invite you to also listen to part 2 of 'Let's talk gout'. Featuring an example conversation between a clinician and a patient, part 2 demonstrates how to use the ABC health literacy model in your conversations about gout.

Remember to link people to Arthritis New Zealand www.arthritis.org.nz/gout-arthritis for free support and advice about gout. Educators can be called on 0800 663 463 or a call back can be requested online at www.arthritis.org.nz/0800-arthritis-educator-call-back-form.

Note: This educational resource is not intended as a treatment guide for gout; any clinical decisions regarding treatment remain the responsibility of the clinician.

Additional resources

Click the links below for more information about the ABC Health Literacy model discussed in this episode.

More He Ako Hiringa gout resources can be found in our gout repository.

Reflection Activity: Learnings from Legendary Conversations

You can use the learning from this podcast, and others in the series, for continuing professional development purposes. A guided independent reflection activity on gout is available to download and complete - click here.

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

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