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Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021

NEWS: 2 Jun 2021, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021 on Friday 17 September continues. The focus for 2021 is maternal and newborn safety, aligning with the theme of the World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Day.

The national patient deterioration programme and shared goals of care

PUBLICATION: 3 May 2021, ACP information for clinicians

In this presentation from the Health Quality & Safety Commission's Ō tātou hiranga advance care planning hui, our speakers talk about the Commission's national patient deterioration programme and shared goals of care.

Leaning in to lessen fear

PUBLICATION: 12 Mar 2021, ACP information for clinicians

In this presentation from the Health Quality & Safety Commission's Ō tātou hiranga advance care planning hui, our speakers talk about how structured conversations can free clinicians, patients and their whānau and help them explore what matters most.

Lack of support a major hurdle when faced with a rare disease

NEWS: 25 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

Lack of awareness and support are two of the biggest hurdles faced by consumers and whānau affected by a rare disease, disorder or health condition. This Sunday 28 February is international Rare Disease Day which raises awareness for rare diseases.

Advance care planning conversation starters

PUBLICATION: 4 Feb 2021, ACP information for clinicians

Sometimes it can be easier to start an advance care planning conversation with some ready-crafted words. Here are some you might like to try.

Serious illness conversation patient letter example

PUBLICATION: 2 Feb 2021, ACP information for clinicians

Example template for clinicians who prefer to send a letter to patients outlining the purpose and process of a serious illness conversation, before scheduling the appointment.

PMMRC webinar: Doing things differently

EVENT: 23 Feb 2021, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This webinar presents perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity data from the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s 14th Annual Report.

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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.

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.