The Palliative Care Council (PCC) via Cancer Control New Zealand (CCNZ) has begun work to develop key standards and a national based approach regarding the care of people in their last days of life in New Zealand, who have life-limiting conditions.
In association with this, the Last Days of Life Working Group is working to develop minimum standards and national consensus regarding the care of patients’ in their last days of life. The Working Group has completed a stocktake of services across all services (aged residential care, hospice, hospital, community-based, and general practice) to establish how care is currently provided to patients in their last days of life. The findings of this stocktake will be made available shortly.
An important aspect of this work is to hear opinions on end of life care from peoples experience in New Zealand, to help shape the future approach to end of life care. The Working Group is now seeking input into this work from families/whanau/friends and has opened a survey using the web-based survey tool, Survey Monkey. The survey is available by either clicking on the link below, or copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DBKM53S
The survey could take up to 30 minutes to complete depending on the detail of your response. Please note that you are able to commence the survey and complete it at a later date.
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