Ō tātou hiranga I What matters to us Wednesday, 2 December 2020

202012 virtual hui 

People's cultural frameworks and beliefs, values, hopes, concerns and goals have not always been central to care and treatment planning. For some, this has led to inequitable access to services, unwarranted and unwanted treatments; and culturally unsafe and inappropriate experiences.

Over the last decade there has been an increase in the number of programmes in the health sector aimed at supporting patients and whānau to participate in planning care, but there is still much to do. More recently, COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of listening to what matters to people in determining what care and treatment is appropriate and best meets goals, cultural needs, values and preferences. 

You will hear from those facing these challenges, the actions and innovations they have put in place, and what lessons have been learnt.

For more information and to register for the virtual hui see here.