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Atul Gawande makes the case for bananas, cocktails and cookies

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

‘Give them the damned banana!’ was internationally renowned health writer and thinker Dr Atul Gawande’s message to aged residential care homes where safety concerns dominate at the expense of residents’ quality of life.

Atul Gawande emphasises the fundamental importance of system-building

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

The 21st century is the century of the system, internationally renowned health writer Dr Atul Gawande told a forum of more than 500 people from New Zealand’s health, disability, aged-care and end-of-life care sectors on Monday 18 May in Wellington.

Conversations we're dying to avoid

NEWS: 24 Apr 2015

It's a conversation many would rather avoid, but planning for end-of-life care is one chat to have before it's too late.

A day for ‘conversations that count’ about end-of-life care

MEDIA RELEASE: 16 Apr 2015

Today is Conversations that Count Day, organised by the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative (ACP) to prompt people to talk with their ‘partner, a mate, with the girls over lunch, or around the barbie’ about the kind of care they would want if they

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Public lecture with Dr Atul Gawande

EVENT: 18 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dr Atul Gawande, one of the world’s biggest-selling and most influential health writers, speak at a public lecture in Wellington.

Conversations that Count Day

EVENT: 16 Apr 2015

On 16 April, New Zealand ‘Conversations that Count Day’ is being held – a national day to raise awareness about advance care planning.

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

PUBLICATION: 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.

Conversations about end-of-life care

NEWS: 27 Feb 2014, Partners in Care

The Conversation Project began in 2010 and has inspired and helped facilitate many conversations between individuals and their loved ones about end-of-life care.



Partners in Care is a six- to eight-month programme brought to you by the Health Quality & Safety Commission with a focus on consumer engagement, using the National Health Service Institute’s Experience-Based Design programme.

Landmark report on patients' wishes at end of life released

NEWS: 23 Mar 2011, Partners in Care

The Massachusetts Expert Panel on End-of-Life Care recently released a landmark report, Patient-Centered Care and Human Mortality: The Urgency of Health System Reforms to Ensure Respect for Patients' Wishes and Accountability for Excellence in Care.