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lindsay_macdonaldBackground and interests

Lindsay Macdonald is a registered nurse with wide-ranging clinical interests.

Postgraduate study in linguistics and nursing led to an on-going interest in health communication, particularly in how clinicians and patients talk with each other.

Research activities

Lindsay Macdonald is a member of the Applied Communication in Health (ARCH) research group based in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice.

Communication in clinical practice, using video-recordings of actual consultations and day-to-day health practice activity, is the focus of her research. Wherever possible, participants (clinicians and patients) are partners in the research process.

Other current research interests include interprofessional practice and approaches to weight management.

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Publications

Thompson, L., Dowell, A., Hilder, J., Macdonald, L., Stubbe, M., & Alchin, J. (2021). How do patients and General Practitioners talk about pain and negotiate empathy in consultations? A direct observational study. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13259

Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Gray, L., Hilder, J., Dew, K., & Dowell, T. (2020). Talking about diabetes and healthy lifestyle in primary healthcare: Translating research findings into practice. In L. Mullany (Ed.), Professional communication: Consultancy, advocacy, activism. (pp. 129-150). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-41668-3_7

Hilder, J., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Abels, P., & Dowell, A. C. (2020). Communication in high risk ante-natal consultations: A direct observational study of interactions between patients and obstetricians. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 20, 493. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03015-6

Stubbe, M., Dowell, A., Dew, K., & Macdonald, L. (2019). Interaction analysis of primary care consultations. In F. Goodyear-Smith & B. Mash (Eds.), How to do primary care research. (pp. 241-254). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Pullon, S., Ballantyne, A., Macdonald, L., Barthow, C., Wickens, K., & Crane, J. (2019). Daily decision-making about food during pregnancy: A New Zealand study. Health Promotion International, 34(3), 469-478. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax098

Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Gray, L., Hilder, J., Dew, K., & Dowell, T. (2020). Talking about diabetes and healthy lifestyle in primary healthcare: Translating research findings into practice. In L. Mullany (Ed.), Professional communication: Consultancy, advocacy, activism. (pp. 129-150). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-41668-3_7

Chapter in Book - Research

Stubbe, M., Dowell, A., Dew, K., & Macdonald, L. (2019). Interaction analysis of primary care consultations. In F. Goodyear-Smith & B. Mash (Eds.), How to do primary care research. (pp. 241-254). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dew, K., Dowell, A., Macdonald, L., & Stubbe, M. (2018). Using conversation analysis. In M. Tolich & C. Davidson (Eds.), Social science research in New Zealand: An introduction. (pp. 307-316). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

MacDonald, L. (2018). Politics and ethics: Ethical research following the Canterbury earthquakes. In M. Tolich & C. Davidson (Eds.), Social science research in New Zealand: An introduction. (pp. 87-98). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gray, B., Hilder, J., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Dowell, A., & Stubbe, M. (2017). A New Zealand perspective on providing healthcare for patients with limited English proficiency. In E. A. Jacobs & L. C. Diamond (Eds.), Providing health care in the context of language barriers. (pp. 189-209). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Stubbe, M., White, S. J., Macdonald, L., Dowell, A. C., Gardner, R., & Dew, K. (2016). Do surgeons want to operate? Negotiating the treatment plan in surgical consultations. In S. White & J. A. Cartmill (Eds.), Communication in surgical practice. (pp. 124-152). Sheffield, UK: Equinox.

Chapter in Book - Research

White, S. J., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Dowell, A. C., Dew, K., & Gardner, R. (2016). The referred consultation. In S. White & J. A. Cartmill (Eds.), Communication in surgical practice. (pp. 9-34). Sheffield, UK: Equinox.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dew, K., Stubbe, M., Dowell, A., & Macdonald, L. (2012). Side effects talk in general practice consultations. In B. R. Bates & R. Ahmed (Eds.), Medical communication in clinical contexts. (pp. 95-126). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson, L., Dowell, A., Hilder, J., Macdonald, L., Stubbe, M., & Alchin, J. (2021). How do patients and General Practitioners talk about pain and negotiate empathy in consultations? A direct observational study. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13259

Journal - Research Article

Hilder, J., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Abels, P., & Dowell, A. C. (2020). Communication in high risk ante-natal consultations: A direct observational study of interactions between patients and obstetricians. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 20, 493. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03015-6

Journal - Research Article

Pullon, S., Ballantyne, A., Macdonald, L., Barthow, C., Wickens, K., & Crane, J. (2019). Daily decision-making about food during pregnancy: A New Zealand study. Health Promotion International, 34(3), 469-478. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax098

Journal - Research Article

Dowell, A., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Gray, L., Vernall, S., … Dew, K. (2018). A longitudinal study of interactions between health professionals and people with newly diagnosed diabetes. Annals of Family Medicine, 16(1), 37-44. doi: 10.1370/afm.2144

Journal - Research Article

Gray, L., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Hilder, J., & Dowell, A. C. (2018). A taboo topic? How general practitioners talk about overweight and obesity in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 10(2), 150-158. doi: 10.1071/HC17075

Journal - Research Article

Ballantyne, A., Pullon, S., Macdonald, L., Barthow, C., Wickens, K., & Crane, J. (2017). The experiences of pregnant women in an interventional clinical trial: Research in Pregnancy Ethics (RIPE) study. Bioethics, 31(6), 476-483. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12361

Journal - Research Article

Gray, B., Hilder, J., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., Dowell, A., & Stubbe, M. (2017). Are research ethics guidelines culturally competent? Research Ethics, 13(1), 23-41. doi: 10.1177/1747016116650235

Journal - Research Article

Hilder, J., Gray, B., Dowell, A., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., & Stubbe, M. (2017). ‘It depends on the consultation’: Revisiting use of family members as interpreters for general practice consultations – when and why? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 23, 257-262. doi: 10.1071/PY16053

Journal - Research Article

McKinlay, E. M., Morgan, S. J., Gray, B. V., Macdonald, L. M., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Exploring interprofessional, interagency multimorbidity care: Case study based observational research. Journal of Comorbidity, 7(1), 64-78. doi: 10.15256/joc.2017.7.103

Journal - Research Article

McKinlay, E., Gallagher, P., Jones, B., Macdonald, L., & Barthow, C. (2017). Crossing professional cultures: A qualitative study of nurses working in a medical school. Contemporary Nurse, 53(6), 633-646. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2017.1416304

Journal - Research Article

Morgan, S. J., Pullon, S. R. H., Macdonald, L. M., McKinlay, E. M., & Gray, B. V. (2017). Case study observational research: A framework for conducting case study research where observation data are the focus. Qualitative Health Research, 27(7), 1060-1068. doi: 10.1177/1049732316649160

Journal - Research Article

Barton, J., Dew, K., Dowell, A., Sheridan, N., Kenealy, T., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., … Gray, L., & Stubbe, M. (2016). Patient resistance as a resource: Candidate obstacles in diabetes consultations. Sociology of Health & Illness, 38(7), 1151-1166. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12447

Journal - Research Article

Macdonald, L. M. (2016). Expertise in everyday nurse–patient conversations: The importance of small talk. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 3. doi: 10.1177/2333393616643201

Journal - Research Article

Morris, C., Macdonald, L., Stubbe, M., & Dowell, A. (2016). "It's complicated": Talking about gout medicines in primary care consultations: A qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 17(1), 114. doi: 10.1186/s12875-016-0515-y

Journal - Research Article

Pullon, S., Morgan, S., Macdonald, L., McKinlay, E., & Gray, B. (2016). Observation of interprofessional collaboration in primary care practice: A multiple case study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(6), 787-794. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1220929

Journal - Research Article

Barthow, C., Jones, B., Macdonald, L., Vernall, S., Gallagher, P., & McKinlay, E. (2015). Researching in the community: The value and contribution of nurses to community based or primary health care research. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 16, 224-234. doi: 10.1017/s1463423614000097

Journal - Research Article

Claridge, R., Gray, L., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., & Dowell, A. C. (2014). General practitioner opinion of weight management interventions in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(3), 212-220.

Journal - Research Article

White, S. J., Stubbe, M. H., Macdonald, L. M., Dowell, A. C., Dew, K. P., & Gardner, R. (2014). Framing the consultation: The role of the referral in surgeon-patient consultations. Health Communication, 29(1), 74-80. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2012.718252

Journal - Research Article

Dowell, A., Stubbe, M., Scott-Dowell, K., Macdonald, L., & Dew, K. (2013). Talking with the alien: Interaction with computers in the GP consultation. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(4), 275-282. doi: 10.1071/PY13036

Journal - Research Article

Macdonald, L., Stubbe, M., Tester, R., Vernall, S., Dowell, T., Dew, K., Kenealy, T., Sheridan, N., Docherty, B., Gray, L., & Raphael, D. (2013). Nurse-patient communication in primary care diabetes management: An exploratory study. BMC Nursing, 12(20). doi: 10.1186/1472-6955-12-20

Journal - Research Article

White, S. J., Stubbe, M. H., Dew, K. P., Macdonald, L. M., Dowell, A. C., & Gardner, R. (2013). Understanding communication between surgeon and patient in outpatient consultations. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(5), 307-311. doi: 10.1111/ans.12126

Journal - Research Article

Moriarty, H. J., Stubbe, M. H., Chen, L., Tester, R. M., Macdonald, L. M., Dowell, A. C., & Dew, K. P. (2012). Challenges to alcohol and other drug discussions in the general practice consultation. Family Practice, 29(2), 213-222. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmr082

Journal - Research Article

Gardner, J., Dew, K., Stubbe, M., Dowell, T., & Macdonald, L. (2011). Patchwork diagnoses: The production of coherence, uncertainty, and manageable bodies. Social Science & Medicine, 73(6), 843-850. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.12.010

Journal - Research Article

Dew, K., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Dowell, A., & Plumridge, E. (2010). The (non) use of prioritisation protocols by surgeons. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(4), 545-562. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2009.01229.x

Journal - Research Article

Dew, K., Dowell, T., Stubbe, M., Plumridge, E., & Macdonald, L. (2008). 'Treating' patients differently: A qualitative study of how clinical and social factors shape interactions between doctors and patients. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(6), 282-386.

Journal - Research Article

Dew, K., Plumridge, E., Stubbe, M., Dowell, T., Macdonald, L., & Major, G. (2008). 'You just got to eat healthy': The topic of CAM in the general practice consultation. Health Sociology Review, 17(4), 396-409.

Journal - Research Article

Moss, C., Walsh, K., Jordan, Z., & Macdonald, L. (2008). The impact of practice development in an emergency department: A Pluralistic evaluation. Practice Development in Health Care, 7(2), 93-107. doi: 10.1002/pdh.252

Journal - Research Article

Stubbe, M., Dowell, T., Plumridge, L., MacDonald, L., & Dew, K. (2008). Antibiotics: Prescribing dilemma: Do our GPs say one thing while doing another? New Zealand Pharmacy, 28(3), 30362.

Journal - Research Article

Dowell, A., Macdonald, L., Stubbe, M., Plumridge, E., & Dew, K. (2007). Clinicians at work: What can we learn from interactions in the consultation? New Zealand Family Physician, 34(5), 345-350.

Journal - Research Article

Dew, K., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Dowell, A., & Plumridge, E. (2010). How useful are clinical priority assessment tools? [Research Gems]. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(2), 174-175.

Journal - Research Other

Stubbe, M., Tester, R., Macdonald, L., Hilder, J., Dowell, A., & Dew, K. (2018). Archiving and re-­‐using heath interaction data in the ARCH Corpus: Challenges and solutions. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA). Retrieved from http://www.icca2018.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., & Dowell, T. (2017). Diabetes patients' experiences of communication with health providers: Empowerment, agency and mental wellbeing. Proceedings of the 7th Service User Academia Symposium. (pp. 13). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/psychologicalmedicine/suas/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., & Dowell, T. (2017). Diabetes stories: What can we learn from patient experiences of communications with health providers? Proceedings of the Primary Health Care and General Practice Research Weekend. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/primaryhealthcaregeneralpractice/research/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pullon, S., Morgan, S., McKinlay, E., Macdonald, L., & Gray, B. (2015). Observation of collaboration in primary care practice. Proceedings of the Primary Health Care Research Conference. (pp. 88). Retrieved from http://www.phcris.org.au/conference/2015/index.php

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pullon, S., Morgan, S., McKinlay, E., Macdonald, L., & Gray, B. (2015). Observation of interprofessional collaboration in NZ general practices. In J. Young (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual General Practice and Primary Care Research Weekend. (pp. 16-17). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of General Practice and Rural Health, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stubbe, M., Dowell, T., Macdonald, L., Kenealy, T., Sheridan, N., Dew, K., Tester, R., Docherty, B., Hall, D.-A., Gray, L., & Vernall, S. (2015). 'I understand what it is but I didn't expect to get it': Justifications in the accounts of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients. In J. Young (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual General Practice and Primary Care Research Weekend. (pp. 8-9). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of General Practice and Rural Health, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Gray, B., Hilder, J., Stubbe, M., Tester, R., Macdonald, L., & Dowell, T. (2014). Communication in interpreted consultations. Proceedings of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Conference for General Practice: Making Connections: Are You Plugged In? Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/gp14/programme

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Gray, L., Dowell, T., Macdonald, L., Tester, R., & Stubbe, M. (2014). Getting TabOO issues on the table: Talking about overweight and obesity in New Zealand General Practice. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 8(Suppl. 1), (pp. 41-42). doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2014.10.075

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stubbe, M., Hilder, J., MacDonald, L., Tester, R., Dowell, T., & Gray, B. (2014). Negotiating role boundaries and shifts in interpreter-mediated consultations. Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (AIEMCA) Conference. (pp. 21-22). Retrieved from http://aiemca.net/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stubbe, M., MacDonald, L., Gray, B., Hilder, J., Tester, R., & Dowell, A. (2014). Negotiating role boundaries in interpreter-mediated consultations: Processes and perceptions. Proceedings of the European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH) International Conference. (pp. 70-71). Retrieved from http://www.each-conference.com/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Dowell, T., Stubbe, M., Scott-Dowell, K., Macdonald, L., & Dew, K. (2013). Talking with the alien: Interaction with computers in the GP consultation. Proceedings of the Eleventh Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET) Interdisciplinary Conference. Retrieved from http://www.comet2013.unimelb.edu.au/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Gray, B., Hilder, J., Tester, R., & Dowell, T. (2013). Negotiating role boundaries in interpreter-mediated consultations. Proceedings of the Eleventh Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET) Interdisciplinary Conference. Retrieved from http://www.comet2013.unimelb.edu.au/

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