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Have you done an advance care plan?

1 Oct 2018, Advance Care Planning

Planning for her future care was the last thing on Wendy Betteridge’s mind, until a cardiac arrest 18 months ago forced her to change her thinking.

Patient story: Mum was a glowing light

14 Aug 2018, Advance Care Planning

Sue Limmer experienced mental illness for more than 10 years. In this video her daughter, Annalee, talks her mum's advance care plan and how helpful it was for her family in Sue's final days and weeks.

Changes to advance care planning website

13 Jun 2018, Advance Care Planning

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is coordinating the advance care planning (ACP) programme until the end of 2019, in partnership with district health boards.

Advance Care Planning Day, 5 April 2018

21 Mar 2018, Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning Day is an opportunity for each region to connect with their communities to enhance the profile and knowledge of advance care planning.

Advance Care Planning Day: 5 April 2018

23 Nov 2017, Advance Care Planning

Thursday 5 April 2018 is Advance Care Planning Day – a day to encourage people to think about, talk about and plan for their future and end-of-life care.

Are we getting better at preparing for our death?

8 Sep 2017, Advance Care Planning

Australian palliative care psychologist Kerrie Noonan talks to RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan about whether we’re getting better at preparing in advance for our deaths.

Coming soon…South Island-wide electronic ACP

5 Dec 2016, Advance Care Planning

The five South Island DHBs have agreed to develop a single South Island-wide electronic advance care plan, meaning there will be one format for all ACPs available electronically anywhere in the South Island – one person, one plan, across five DHBs.

Why do so few people have a plan for the end of their life?

22 Mar 2016, Advance Care Planning

In this ABC Health Report Dr Norman Swan asks why so few of us have advance care plans and discusses the topic with intensive care specialist and advance care planning expert, Bill Sylvester from the University of Melbourne.

Campaign urges end of life planning

16 Apr 2014, Advance Care Planning

Christchurch father Peter Dixon, 56, who has chronic renal failure, talks about the peace of mind having an advance care plan has given him.