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CTC Day

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.


Read the national media release here
Jane Goodwin Newstalk ZB interview

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.


Listen to Jane's interview.
South Island Alliance

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.


Read more here.
Levin GP Dr Beven Telfer

Levin GP Dr Beven Telfer, in this story published in GP Pulse, says every patient with a significant, ongoing illness is grateful to have an advance care planning discussion.


Read Beven's story.
Peter Dixon

Christchurch father Peter Dixon, 56, who has chronic renal failure, talks about the peace of mind having an advance care plan has given him.


Read Peter's story.
Story from Sydney Morning Herald November 2015

A Sydney geriatrician-in-training talks about why everybody should know the dying wishes of their loved ones.


Read Ashleigh's article.
Arm pointing out of hospital bed

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.


Read Bill's interview.
Kerrie Noonan

Australian palliative care psychologist Kerrie Noonan talks to RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan about whether we’re getting better at preparing in advance for our deaths.


Listen to Kerrie's interview.