Wiki Haumaru Tūroro | Patient Safety Week

Wiki Haumaru Tūroro | Patient Safety Week 2019 is about understanding bias in health care. Having biases toward particular groups or individuals can affect their health as they may not get the proactive health care they need.

Three video learning modules on bias have been developed for people working in the health care sector who engage directly with consumers or who influence the way health organisations are managed.

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Theme and activity for Patient Safety Day 2020

26 Mar 2020, Patient Safety Week

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new World Patient Safety Day, to be held annually on 17 September. From this year, New Zealand will align with the WHO’s campaign, instead of holding a separate awareness week in November.

Who me – biased? He ngākau haukume tōku?

4 Nov 2019, Patient Safety Week

Health professionals are encouraged to watch new learning modules on understanding bias in health care, released today for Patient Safety Week.

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Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

26 Jun 2019, Patient Safety Week

Planning for Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November 2019) continues. This year we are again partnering with ACC to promote the week. This year’s theme is ‘Improving communication by understanding implicit bias in health care’.