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COVID-19 – the slayer of connection

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Advance care planning has the potential to build bridges between you and your health care team at a time when COVID-19 is destroying them.

Advance care planning and dementia videos

PUBLICATION: 19 Jul 2021, ACP information for consumers

Who would you like to speak for you if you can’t? If you have dementia, having an advance care plan means people will know your wishes, even if you can no longer tell them.

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Plan helps whānau face an uncertain future

NEWS: 17 Dec 2020, ACP information for consumers

Two months ago, Tahu Hikuroa died of an aggressive brain tumour leaving behind wife Jo and two young sons. As they navigated their way through numerous treatments, they found that doing an advance care plan helped them face tough decisions.

Palace of Care – Farewell to Perlin Soong

NEWS: 11 Dec 2020, ACP information for consumers

Dr James Jap is a palliative care specialist working in Auckland. In his blog, originally published on Palliverse, he shares the story of Perlin Soong, a 32-year-old with metastatic cancer.

End of Life Choices Act

NEWS: 12 Nov 2020, ACP information for consumers

In the 2020 election, there was a majority ‘yes’ vote in the End of Life Choice referendum. You may be wondering what this will mean and how you might exercise your choice.

Advance care planning update

NEWS: 24 Jul 2020, ACP information for consumers

Now more than ever it is important to encourage people to start an advance care plan and think about their future health and wellbeing. Many ACP staff who were seconded to help with the COVID-19 pandemic are coming back into their ACP roles.

What would you like me to do if your heart stops?

NEWS: 21 Apr 2020, ACP information for consumers

Most of us can only imagine what having someone die in front of us would be like, but it’s part of the job for Wellington paramedic, Sean Thompson.

Plan helps whānau face an uncertain future

NEWS: 21 Apr 2020, ACP information for consumers

Tahu Hikuroa has aggressive brain tumours that means his future is uncertain. But, having an advance care plan has helped Tahu and wife Jo to make some tough decisions and feel more in control about what lies ahead.

Worried about COVID-19? In uncertain times it's good to make a plan

NEWS: 30 Mar 2020, ACP information for consumers

Aotearoa is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an unsettling time, and it is natural for people to be anxious. However, it is also an opportunity for people to plan for a scenario where they may become suddenly unwell.

Advance Care Planning Day – Friday 3 April 2020

NEWS: 29 Jan 2020, ACP information for clinicians

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