Legendary Conversations — a podcast series on health care

August 17, 2023


Starting patients on new medications, gout and antimicrobial stewardship are explored in this podcast series from He Ako Hiringa. You can listen to them on this page, or download them on Spotify or Apple Podcasts to your phone or computer.

Episode One: Initiating new medicines (part 1)

In episode one, you’ll hear a discussion with Professor Keith Petrie about the psychological effects of taking medicines, and what primary health care professionals need to know. He discusses why prescribers exhibit new medicines hesitancy, how this might affect the patient, and how to minimise the nocebo effect.

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Episode Two: Initiating new medicines (part 2)

In episode two, you’ll hear a scripted discussion that uses the Ask, Build, Check health literacy model when talking with a patient about starting a new medicine. This episode contains learning moments that highlight the three steps of the model, as well as other important lessons to note.

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

Episode three focuses on how to better communicate with people with gout, to improve health outcomes. You’ll hear a discussion about 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. Her work focuses on understanding the impact and mechanisms of disease in gout.
  • Carla White — director of Health Literacy New Zealand. She 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.

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Episode Four: Let’s talk gout (part 2)

Episode four of Legendary Conversations demonstrates use of the three-step Ask, Build, Check health literacy model, through an acted discussion between a prescriber and a patient. The purpose of this podcast is to show how the ABC model can be incorporated into discussions about the long-term management of gout, to help improve outcomes. Throughout this episode you’ll hear learning moments that highlight different steps of the model, as well as other important lessons to note.

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.

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Episode Five: Antimicrobial stewardship and UTI

Episode five focuses on the appropriate use of antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infection. Lauren Smith, senior practice fellow at the University of Otago School of Pharmacy, uses a case study to discuss the current recommendations for UTI treatment.

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Episode Six: Antimicrobial stewardship and topical antibiotics

Episode six continues the discussion with Lauren Smith, senior practice fellow at the University of Otago School of Pharmacy. In this episode, Lauren uses an impetigo case study to clarify the appropriate use of topical antibiotics.

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