A fully online event, it is the only national hui about advance care planning and shared decision making. The previous hui, held in 2017 in Auckland, was attended by around 250 people. This year’s hui has a strong focus on equity, and features speakers from Aotearoa and overseas.
First up is keynote speaker Hector Matthews, executive director Māori and Pacific Health, Canterbury DHB. The title of Hector’s presentation is ‘Māori lives matter’. Hector will challenge us to confront some uncomfortable truths about inequity, and encourage exploring ways we can truly place people’s cultural frameworks at the centre of their care and wellbeing.
Later in the afternoon we will hear from London-based Dr Kathryn Mannix, who asks ‘How can we reclaim ordinary dying?’ Kathryn worked in palliative care for 30 years, before taking early retirement to work for better public understanding about dying. Her first book, With the End in Mind, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.
The hui will be an engaging and thoughtful two days of discussions and exploration about our role in making what matters most to our patients and their whānau the centre of our health care planning and delivery.
To see the whole programme, and to register, go to the event website
Look forward to seeing you there!
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National advance care planning team
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