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Serious illness conversations: Reference guide for health care professionals | He kōrerorero mō ngā tino mate: He aratohu mā ngā mātanga tauwhiro hauora

This guide is for clinicians to reference when developing communication skills or when preparing for a conversation with a patient and their whānau. It is NOT intended for use with patients.

This version (4) of the guide was published March 2022; first published June 2019.

It contains an overview of the tools available to support you in serious illness conversations, ways to start conversations and strategies for common scenarios.