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Felicity's story: shared goals of care

PUBLICATION: 24 Dec 2020, Patient Deterioration

In this video Felicity shares her story of advocating for her mother’s wishes and values when her mother was dying.

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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.

Cheaper, better access needed for long-acting contraception

NEWS: 8 Dec 2020, Health Quality Intelligence

New data highlights low use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). The data is part of the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation domain on contraceptive use by women, released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

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.

Director-General among those thanking COVID response health workers

NEWS: 17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response.

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.

Choosing Wisely international update

NEWS: 12 Nov 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Annually Choosing Wisely holds an international round table for up to two delegates for each Choosing Wisely country to share experiences and plan strategies.

Getting through together: Consumer perspectives

PUBLICATION: 17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

In this video, produced for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day, consumers of health and disability services talk about their experiences of health care during the nationwide lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting through together: Health and disability worker perspectives

PUBLICATION: 17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

In this video, produced for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day, health and disability care workers talk about their experiences of delivering health care, and supporting staff mental health and wellbeing during the nationwide lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Don Berwick on addressing overuse in the new normal

NEWS: 3 Nov 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Dr Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement has highlighted how health care systems and providers have an opportunity to learn and change in response to Covid-19.