14 Dec 2018 | Advance Care Planning
A campaign encouraging people to start thinking about and talking about developing an advance care plan will be launched on 19 February next year.
The campaign is designed to inspire people to have a conversation with their whānau and health professionals about what matters to them if they become unwell, to discuss what kind of care they would or wouldn’t want and to write down what is important to them.
It will feature the diverse voices of people at different stages of life and wellness and will initially run from February to April 2019, culminating in Advance Care Planning Day on 5 April. It will primarily be promoted through social media and will also have print elements. There will be a strong focus on promotion in Māori and Pacific media.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is coordinating the national advance care planning programme (ACP), which is funded by district health boards (DHBs). Check out our website for campaign updates.