Hospice New Zealand


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Wednesday 19 September 

9:00am - Powhiri and conference opening with Hon. David Clark, Minister of Health

10:15am - Morning tea

10:45am - Sir Roy McKenzie guest lecture - From difference to diversity: We are all in this together Liese Groot-Alberts

11:30am - A matter of faith? Spiritual and resilience John Swinton

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3:00pm - Afternoon tea

3:30pm - Nourishment for the soul

Enjoying the food we love is an important part of living every moment, for people coming to the end of their lives nourishment can require a slightly different approach as needs change. This session will cover off the importance of nutrition during terminal illness, the importance of food from a cultural perspective and introduce you to the recently released book “Lobster for Josino” by chef and author, Peter Morgan-Jones. There will be some yummy treats, as Peter demonstrates from his book!

5:00pm - Conference concludes for the day

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Thursday 20 September

 8:30am - How are Hospice UK planning for the future? Max Watson

9:15amDeveloping and supporting a resilient healthcare community - A Blue Print for improvement Sue Hanson

10:00amDiscussion with both keynote speakers Max Watson and Sue Hanson

10:30am - Morning tea

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 12.30pm - Lunch  

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3:00pm - Afternoon tea

3:30pm - Targeted educational presentation Max Watson 

4:30pm - Conference concludes for the day

7:00pm - Living every moment - Conference dinner

Come dressed as how you live every moment outside of work - if you are a fisherman - wear your fishing gear, train enthusiast - wear your train conductors hat, beekeeper - wear your protective suit, play netball - wear your netball gear!

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Friday 21 September

8:30am - Spirituality and culture: Why religion and spirituality can be difficult for Westerners John Swinton 

9:15am - Whare Tiaki - Collaboration between Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Christchurch Methodist Mission and Canterbury District Health Board

Whare Tiaki is a recently opened supported living whare that has been designed specifically forkaumatua based on a Maori health model of Te Whare Tapa Wha. Speakers will share the visionfor the whare, the background to this approach, and how the residents support each other to create a community based on Taha Maori values.

10:15am - Morning tea

10:45am - Resilience: Coping with grief and loss Lucy Hone 

11:30am - Panel discussion - Do we keep doing what we are doing or do we change? Sue Hanson, John Swinton

12:30pm - Conference summary and poroporoaki

12:45pm - Conference concludes

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During the registration process you will be asked to indicate the concurrent sessions you would like to attend, this assists us with planning the Conference.

Click here to download the abstracts for the concurrent sessions. This information will be printed in the delegate handbook for those attending the conference. Please note, this is a large file containing 33 pages. 

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