This site has not been optimised for Internet Explorer due to Microsoft no longer providing support for the browser. Please view this site using another browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
Te Pū rauemi KOWHEORI-19 COVID-19 resource hub

Support for people working in health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information about how you can support yourselves and others, including consumers, teams and colleagues which complements and aligns with Ministry of Health resources.

Kia āta kōwhiri Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to reduce harm from unnecessary and low-value tests and treatment.

Go straight to training video

Lockdown and physical distancing can mean that we can’t deliver classroom-based Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG) workshops.

If we are able to hold face-to-face workshops or if you are unable to attend a face-to-face workshop, we have created a video to support you to feel more prepared when talking to patients/residents and whānau about their prognosis, their priorities, concerns and goals of care.

The training video will help clinicians in all health settings. It includes information about the guide, the adaptation of the guide to support conversations about COVID-19 prognosis and goals of care.

Before watching

Before you watch the video we recommend you download and read the three serious illness conversation guides:

Training video

The video below is hosted on Youtube. If you are unable to view the video, try watching it on Vimeo

Video contents:

  1. Background
  2. Demonstration – conversation with David via Zoom using Aotearoa SICG in the context of the pandemic (06:00)
  3. Guide elements (21:03)
  4. Demonstration – conversation with Vic who has COVID using COVID SICG (35:40)
  5. Documentation (47:03)
  6. Extra conversation demonstration in hospital with Evelyn’s spouse using Aotearoa SICG (52:30)

Q&A webinars

After watching the video, you may have questions or be looking for more information about the Serious Illness Conversation Guides. We held two Serious Illness Conversation Guides training Q&A webinars on 9 & 16 April.

The focus of the 9 April webinar was the COVID Serious Illness Conversation Guide and how it differs from the Aotearoa guide. The focus of the 16 April webinar was the Aotearoa Serious Illness Conversation Guide, which has much wider application. Recordings of the webinars are available below. 

Webinar one: COVID-19 Serious Illness Conversation Guide

If you are unable to view the video, try watching it on Vimeo.

Webinar two: Aotearoa Serious Illness Conversation Guide

If you are unable to view the video, try watching it on Vimeo.

Related resources
Published: 20 Oct 2021 Modified: 4 Feb 2022