Conversations that Count Day really got them talking
The theme for Conversations that Count Day 2017 was 'Get them talking'. A number of events were held across the country to mark the day and spread the message of the importance of advance care planning.
Jane Goodwin, Advance Care Planning Facilitator, Canterbury Initiative, Christchurch Hospital talks to Newstalk ZB’s Chris Lynch about having conversations with loved ones about advance care planning.
Coming soon...South Island-wide electronic ACP
The five South Island DHBs have agreed to develop a single South Island-wide electronic advance care plan (ACP). This means there will be one format for all ACPs available electronically anywhere in the South Island – one person, one plan, across five DHBs.
In this ABC Health Report Dr Norman Swan asks why so few of us have advance care plans and discusses the topic with intensive care specialist and advance care planning expert, Bill Sylvester from the University of Melbourne.