29 Jan 2020 | Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day, Friday 3 April 2020, will focus on explaining the benefits of ACP and work towards making it ‘business-as-usual’ for all health care professionals.
It also encourages the general public to think about their own future health and wellbeing and what really matters to them.
Noel Tiano, consumer advocate on the ACP steering group says that talking about death and dying is not as hard as people think.
'It leads to a deeper understanding of ourselves. It can actually help the grieving process for loved ones, when they know they have followed your wishes.'
'An advance care plan helps you think about things like who could care for you when you are unwell and where you might like to be cared for, in hospital or at home. It also covers what might be important to you at the end of your life. Your wishes can be written down or recorded electronically in an advance care plan, or you might just want to talk to your loved ones about what matters to you.'
The Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care planning campaign captures stories from six people from very different backgrounds and stages of life.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is leading a five-year ACP strategy in partnership with district health boards. It’s vision is to 'empower New Zealanders to participate in their future care'.
For more information visit www.myacp.org.nz.