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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.

  • Check your implicit bias – see the Learning and education modules on understanding bias in health care.
  • Check your readiness to have the conversation.
  • Read through the patient’s/resident's notes, check if they have an advance care plan or advance directive and identify something that will help you quickly build rapport/whakawhanaungatanga with them.
  • Determine what future treatments may/may not be offered to them.
  • Determine the capacity of the person to participate in the conversation.
  • Let the person know this is an important conversation about their health, what might be ahead and what things are most important to them.
  • Arrange, where possible, to have whānau involved.

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Published: 20 Oct 2021 Modified: 4 Feb 2022