Assisted dying implementation webinars: hear about patient perspectives on assisted dying on 14 July and access the recording of our June webinar
The Ministry of Health is hosting a series of webinars for the 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 professional 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.
Join us for a webinar about patient perspectives on assisted dying on 14 July 2021 between 7-8pm
Click here to register now for our July webinar on patient perspectives on assisted dying.
In this webinar Dr Kristin Good, chief clinical advisor at the Ministry of Health and an experienced GP, will be joined by Dr Jessica Young, a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Health, Victoria University of Wellington.
Jessica will be discussing her PhD (Otago University), which focussed on the perspectives of terminally ill people who would consider choosing assisted dying.
Alastair Higham-Lee, project lead for engagement and workforce at the Ministry of Health, will also provide an update on the work programme to implement the Act, including answering some questions that arose from our previous webinar.
Access the recording of our webinar about learning from international experience
You can access a recording of the June implementation webinar ‘Learning from International Experience’ through LearnOnline.
Click here to watch the webinar recording now.
You will need to have a log in to LearnOnline to access this recording – you can make an account through the above link.
Complete the first e-learning module about the Act
If you haven’t already done so, you are encouraged to complete the first e-learning module about the End of Life Choice Act 2019 in LearnOnline.
Click here to complete the End of Life Choice Act 2019: Overview e-learning module.
This e-learning module is relevant to all health professionals and is intended to support your understanding of the Act and your obligations under the Act, even if you choose not to provide assisted dying services.
Information about the module, including access instructions, can be found on the Ministry’s website.
Further information and guidance will be available over the coming weeks
The webinar series and e-learning module 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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