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Family violence death information sheet series

PUBLICATION: 13 May 2021, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee is developing a series of summary information sheets in multiple languages to provide easy access to the information we collect on the nature and circumstances of family violence deaths in Aotearoa.

Reflecting on consumer partnership this World Hemophilia Day

NEWS: 16 Apr 2021, Partners in Care

Saturday 17 April 2021 is World Hemophilia Day. Deon York, senior programme manager for the Commission’s consumer engagement programme, reflects on what the day represents and how it can encourage us to improve health and wellbeing for all in Aotearoa.

Urgent action needed to address ongoing inequity in maternity sector

NEWS: 16 Feb 2021, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Babies of Māori, Pacific and Indian mothers are still more likely than babies of New Zealand European mothers to die in pregnancy or within the first 28 days, the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee 14th report shows.

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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.

Urgent global action needed on the overuse of antibiotics

NEWS: 18 Nov 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are urged to unite to take action.

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.

Update from the advance care planning programme – August 2020

NEWS: 4 Sep 2020, ACP information for clinicians

This update from the advance care planning programme includes information on speakers for the Ō tātou hiranga what matters to us hui, whenua ki te whenua the new ACP guide for whānau, training for ACP and SICG and welcomes a new staff member.

Pain-relieving medicines for acute pain – information for patients

PUBLICATION: 19 May 2020, Medication Safety

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, Choosing Wisely and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have developed an information leaflet to help patients, caregivers and whānau use opioid medicines safely, to manage non-cancer pain.

Covid-19 and care homes: the myths and realities

NEWS: 19 May 2020, Aged Residential Care

New Zealanders need to remove the stigma from aged care homes and fund them properly, write University of Auckland experts Michal Boyd, Merryn Gott, Jackie Robinson and Aileen Collier.

Webinar: Men who use violence

PUBLICATION: 14 May 2020, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee held a webinar in partnership with the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse to present the findings of the FVRDC Sixth Report 'Men who use violence'.

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.