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