Tag Archives: palliative care

New Zealand ranks highly in end of life care provided in Aged Care

A newly published study from the ELDER study led by Michal found that New Zealand  Aged Residential Care Facilities rank highly in  end of life care in comparison to six European countries. Great news! We also found that symptom management needs in the last week of life do not vary by diagnosis. …

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The Bicultural Whare Tapa Whā Older Person’s Palliative Care Model

Tess has led a new paper from our HRC funded Te Pākeketanga study which explored the applicability of the Whare Tapa Whā model developed by Sir Mason Durie to the palliative care context. The Whare Tapa Whā model compared health to the four walls of a house, all four being necessary to ensure strength …

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Palliative Care

All of us have experienced loss at some time and as we age it is more likely we will experience the loss of someone close and dear to us. The emotional pain associated with loss makes it a difficult subject to think and talk about. There are strategies however that …

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Preserving end-of-life tikanga

A recent New Zealand palliative care needs assessment concluded that approximately three quarters of people die an expected death from an existing chronic condition and would benefit from palliative care. It also highlighted that, because of health disparities, Māori are more likely to die with palliative care needs than the …

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