Join us for the Waipuna Hospice ‘Palliative Care in our Compassionate Community’ Symposium where we bring together community leaders from local government, local health professionals, not-for-profit organisations, and community groups to share their knowledge and experience and create a more compassionate community to support people at the end of their lives.

An engaging and informative day for health care professionals that seek further knowledge of palliative care services, as well as educators, students, and carers.

Tickets include, morning and afternoon tea, refreshments and a light lunch.

Date: Monday 17th May 2021
Time: 8am – 3pm
Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Tauranga, New Zealand

Programme

Crushing the Curve with Kindness in 2020

Presented by
Dr Ashley Bloomfield,
Director-General of Health

Crushing the Curve with Kindness in 2020

Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be digitally presenting at the Symposium, exploring how New Zealand crushed the curve with kindness when facing the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and lessons for 2021 and beyond.

Where does hospice fit in a compassionate community?

Presented by
Prof. Rod MacLeod,
MNZM, MB ChB, MMedEd, PhD, FRCGP, FAChPM

Examining the role a specialist palliative care service can play in the development of a compassionate community

Rod will examine the role a specialist palliative care service can play in the development of a compassionate community by looking at better integration, improving access to care and equity for all in the community. His talk will draw on overseas experiences to inform us better about how we might achieve such integration in New Zealand thereby reimagining what palliative care might look like in the future.

It takes a Village: Paediatric palliative care in a secondary setting

Presented by
Dr. Emily Chang
MB ChB, FRACP, FAChPM and Dr. Justin Wilde, MBChB MRCPCH FRACP PGDipClinEd

It takes a village: a case based discussion

Dr. Emily Chang and Dr. Justin Wilde will be co-presenting the topic ‘It takes a village: Paediatric palliative care in a secondary setting’. Their presentation will be a case based discussion of co-operative Paediatric multidisciplinary palliative and end of life care in Tauranga.

Leaning into the wind – respecting the past, building the future

Presented by
Pete Chandler,
BOPDHB Chief Executive Officer

Leaning into the wind – respecting the past, building the future

Pete will explore lessons learned from our history, including our shared experience of COVID-19, and consider the evolution of a future state model of healthcare based on life-course wellbeing.

The setting sun: caring for Māori kaumātua at end of life

Presented by
Dr. Tess Moeke-Maxwell,
(Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki & Ngāti Porou) PhD,Bsoc Sci (1st Hons) MNZAC

Supporting oranga for Māori whānau at end of life using a holistic approach

Within the palliative care context, we know that good medical care helps kaumātua who live with a life limiting illness to be pain and symptom free. We also know that kaumātua need access to physical, mental/emotional, social, and spiritual support within the health care environment as this will provide optimal conditions for them to experience the best care before, during and following death. In this presentation, Tess presents the findings from the Pae Herenga study to describe a Māori perspective of good end of life care. The study explored traditional end of life caregiving customs and bereavement care. The study was called for by the Te Ārai Kāhui Kaumātua Advisory Group as they identified a need to strengthen Māori whānau who had lost their end of life caregiving customs. Qualitative methods were used to interview over 60 whānau, rongoā healers, tohunga practitioners and Māori health professionals across four key sites. Three digital story workshops were also carried out producing 16 short videos featuring personalised caregiving stories. Tess draws on these digital stories to reflect on key findings, highlighting the importance of Māori end of life care customs.

It takes a Village: Paediatric palliative care in a secondary setting

Presented by
Dr. Justin Wilde, MBChB MRCPCH FRACP PGDipClinEd and Dr. Emily Chang MB ChB, FRACP, FAChPM 

It takes a village: a case based discussion

Dr. Justin Wilde and Dr. Emily Chang will be co-presenting the topic ‘It takes a village: Paediatric palliative care in a secondary setting’. Their presentation will be a case based discussion of co-operative Paediatric multidisciplinary palliative and end of life care in Tauranga.

During the afternoon Symposium speakers will be joined by field experts from Waipuna Hospice for a panel session, where they will answer and discuss thought provoking topics and questions presented by audience members.

The “Palliative Care in Compassionate Communities” activity, has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 4.5 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

Please note we are following the Ministry of Health’s COVID guidelines in relation to this event. At this stage we are proceeding with our plans for the symposium. We are developing contingency plans should it not be viable to meet in person. We will send out more information once our plans are confirmed. If you register for the symposium and the event is cancelled due to COVID restrictions, a full refund will be provided.

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