Assisted dying implementation webinars: hear about whānau-centred end of life care on 3 August and access recordings of previous webinars
The Ministry of Health is hosting a series of webinars for health professionals as part of its work to implement the End of Life Choice Act 2019 (the Act).
Please share the information below with your colleagues and networks.
These webinars are for health professionals only. They may be of particular interest to health practitioners, including medical and nurse practitioners, who may choose to be involved in providing assisted dying services in New Zealand.
Register for our webinar on Tuesday 3rd August about whānau-centred end of life care
Click here to register now for our August webinar on whānau-centred end of life care.
The third webinar in our implementation series will explore what end of life care looks like when it is centred around whānau, and how this approach can be applied within assisted dying services.
Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell and Riana Manuel will be joining Dr Kristin Good, Chief Clinical Advisor at the Ministry of Health and an experienced GP, to discuss this topic.
Access recordings of the previous implementation webinars
We are making recordings of our previous webinars available through LearnOnline.
Click here to access the recording of our June webinar about international experience of assisted dying.
The July webinar about patient perspectives on assisted dying will be available soon.
You can also access other workforce guidance and training resources through LearnOnline including an e-learning module about the Act. You will need to have a log-in for LearnOnline to access these resources – you can make an account through the above link.
Participate in the second workforce survey
You are invited to participate in the second End of Life Choice Act 2019 implementation workforce survey.
We are continuing to seek feedback from the health workforce as part of the implementation of an assisted dying service. This survey aims to give us an indication of health workforce knowledge, understanding and attitudes towards the Act, and the available workforce training.
Click here to complete the survey.
The survey is open for 3 weeks, closing on 1 August, and takes about ten minutes to complete.
Register to attend the Assisted Dying Workforce Forum
The Ministry is hosting a workforce forum at the end of September to bring together health practitioners and others in the health workforce who are likely to be involved in providing assisted dying services. It will be an opportunity to ask questions, establish networks with peers, and learn about the assisted dying service and roles within it.
Registrations for the Assisted Dying Workforce Forum are now open.
Click here to register for the Assisted Dying Workforce Forum.
Health practitioners who would like to be involved in providing assisted dying services are encouraged to attend this event. The second day of the forum will include practical training related to providing assisted dying services.
The registration period is open until 6 August.
Further information and guidance will be available over the coming weeks
The webinar series, e-learning module and forum are part of the Ministry of Health’s work to provide training, information and guidance for health professionals in preparation for when assisted dying becomes available in New Zealand on 7 November 2021.
Assisted dying will be an entirely new service within the health and disability system. It is not a replacement for palliative care or health care services more generally. It provides another option for people with a terminal illness in specific circumstances.
Further information and resources, including information sheets for health professionals and health service providers, are available on the Ministry of Health website.
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End of Life Choice Act implementation programme team