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Podcast episode 36: Approaching difficult conversations with patients about opioid use

  • 9 December 2021
  • Podcasts

Podcast episode 36: Approaching difficult conversations with patients about opioid use

  • 9 December 2021
  • Podcasts

In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West speaks with Dr Richard O’Regan, an addiction medicine consultant with the Royal Perth Bentley Group about opioid addiction and how to have those very useful, but sometimes very difficult, conversations with patients.


Further reading

NPS MedicineWise:  https://www.nps.org.au/news/high-risk-opioid-use-10-things-you-need-to-know

Choosing Wisely:  https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/resources/consumers-and-carers/patient-guide-to-managing-pain-and-opioid-medicine


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Episode 35: Changing the conversation: 5 questions for patients and health professionals

  • 25 November 2021
  • Podcasts

Episode 35: Changing the conversation: 5 questions for patients and health professionals

  • 25 November 2021
  • Podcasts

In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West interviews Debra Letica and Ricky Spencer talk about how about Choosing Wisely and the 5 questions are resulting in empowering conversations between Health Professionals and patients and more appropriate care.

Further reading

Choosing Wisely: https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/
Choosing Wisely: https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/resources/consumers-and-carers/5questions
Choosing Wisely translated resources: https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/translated-resources


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Episode 34: Important but not always front of mind – anticholinergic burden

  • 10 November 2021
  • Podcasts

Episode 34: Important but not always front of mind – anticholinergic burden

  • 10 November 2021
  • Podcasts

In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West talks to our other medical adviser Dr Kate Annear about the cumulative effects of anticholinergic medicines. Not always front of mind, these medicines can cause many problematic side effects and can lead to poor health outcomes including increased risk of falls and cognitive decline. We cover what these medicines are and what can be done. Reviewing people’s multiple medicines and considering deprescribing or finding alternative treatments can reduce ‘anticholinergic burden’.

Further reading

NPS MedicineWise: https://www.nps.org.au/professionals/anticholinergic-burden
Choosing Wisely: https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/
Australian Prescriber article: Optimising oral health in frail older people: https://www.nps.org.au/australian-prescriber/articles/optimising-oral-health-in-frail-older-people


Action plan: Low-dose methotrexate ​for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis Action plan: Low-dose methotrexate ​for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

Action plan: Low-dose methotrexate ​for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

  • 9 June 2021
  • Patient action plans

Action plan: Low-dose methotrexate ​for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

  • 9 June 2021
  • Patient action plans
How a medicines review in your home can help you get the most from your medicines How a medicines review in your home can help you get the most from your medicines

How a medicines review in your home can help you get the most from your medicines

  • 29 October 2021
  • Fact sheets and FAQs

How a medicines review in your home can help you get the most from your medicines

  • 29 October 2021
  • Fact sheets and FAQs
Planning for a change: When my medicines may be causing side effects Planning for a change: When my medicines may be causing side effects

Planning for a change: When my medicines may be causing side effects

  • 29 October 2021
  • Patient action plans

Planning for a change: When my medicines may be causing side effects

  • 29 October 2021
  • Patient action plans
Exploring my options: When my medicines may be causing side effects Exploring my options: When my medicines may be causing side effects

Exploring my options: When my medicines may be causing side effects

  • 29 October 2021
  • Patient decision aids

Exploring my options: When my medicines may be causing side effects

  • 29 October 2021
  • Patient decision aids
Action plan: Managing your arthritis flare​ Action plan: Managing your arthritis flare​

Action plan: Managing your arthritis flare​

  • 9 June 2021
  • Patient action plans

Action plan: Managing your arthritis flare​

  • 9 June 2021
  • Patient action plans
Side effects from your medicines? 5 questions to ask Side effects from your medicines? 5 questions to ask

Side effects from your medicines? 5 questions to ask

  • 29 October 2021
  • Fact sheets and FAQs

Side effects from your medicines? 5 questions to ask

  • 29 October 2021
  • Fact sheets and FAQs
Action plan: Managing your arthritis flare​ Action plan: Managing your arthritis flare​

Action plan: Managing your arthritis flare​

  • 9 June 2021
  • Patient action plans

Action plan: Managing your arthritis flare​

  • 9 June 2021
  • Patient action plans