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Advance care planning: Arthur’s story

2 Feb 2017, ACP information for consumers

Arthur Te Anini is on a mission. The 67-year-old South Aucklander wants to convince his fellow Māori to start talking about future health care and end of life care.

Pressure injuries: Rangi's story

9 Dec 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

Rangi is a 41-year-old Māori man who has been tetraplegic for 20 years. He is very aware of the dangers of pressure injuries and is proactive in every way to prevent them from occurring. Nevertheless, they sometimes develop and require treatment.

Pressure injuries: John’s story

12 Aug 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

John, a widower of 71 and recently retired, was admitted to hospital with an ischaemic leg, and developed a pressure injury.

Advance care planning: Tammy's story

1 Mar 2016, ACP information for consumers

Tammy Wells – ‘the Briscoes’ lady’ – talks about having conversations that count and how they are a gift for your family.

Clinician story: Partners in diabetes care

14 Jan 2015, Medication Safety

This clinician story from a former Clinical Nurse Manager for Diabetes Services at Northland District Health Board, advocates for empowering patients to realise they have a real ability to influence their own health.

Video: Ira Te Au shares her health care experience

15 Dec 2014, Partners in Care

Ira Te Au shares a waiata introducing herself and her whānau. Ira talks about her life and how she began working in health. She had a diagnosis of diabetes following a health check and also had gall stones later in life.

John's story: Managing warfarin safely

7 Nov 2014, Medication Safety

Hear John Smith tell his story of how he became seriously ill after taking warfarin and what has changed in the management of his warfarin as a result.

Video: David Galler talks about his mother's end of life care

29 Aug 2014, Health Quality & Safety Commission

In this video, intensive care specialist David Galler talks about how he and his family worked with health care professionals to honour the wishes of his mother, Zofia Galler, at the end of her life.

Bob Buckham: A baby in hospital

25 Oct 2013, Partners in Care

Bob Buckham reflects on his first-hand experience with the health system, after he spent time in hospital with his four-month-old daughter.

Hazel's story

23 May 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

This is Hazel's story. Hazel was in hospital for a scheduled hip replacement operation in September 2012, when she had a fall and cracked a bone in the hip she'd just had surgery on, and needed to have further surgery.