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Webinar for Primary & Secondary Care Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals; and Clergy

Third Webinar In The Series, Live Broadcast On Wednesday 10.03.2021 from 7pm-9pm, costing $30 + GST: 

Professor Martin Connolly, a practicing Geriatrician at Waitemata District Health Board and his colleague Nurse Practitioner Dr Michal Boyd will present: the key findings, and summarise the practice implications for Clinicians resulting from their internationally peer reviewed studies about statistically predictable outcomes on admission to age residential care; and the theoretical trajectories of functional decline prior to death. They will present this against a background of the prevalence of frailty and its consequences, and a discussion of preventative factors. 

In discussion with Caroline Leys, Selwyn Foundation Director of Spirituality, Martin and Michal will discuss what and how to best share these research findings with the frail older person and their family/whānau, given it is statistical information and thus not case specific (i.e. it may not correlate to even semi-accurate predictions per individual elder).  The discussion will traverse the realities for health and social service professionals of the question asked, or hanging in deafening silence when an elder displays signs and symptoms of frailty – ‘how long have I (or Mum / Dad, etc) got to live?  The discussion will also cover what clinicians of all disciplines can do differently when caring for frail elders in general practice, in the community, in hospital services, and in aged residential care.  

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Webinar Series Focusing of the Health & Wellbeing of Elders:

Selwyn Foundation, a branch of the Anglican Church has been providing Age Residential Care since the 1950’s, we are one of the earliest providers of Age Care Villages in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have Day Care Services for Elders in several communities across the North Island, and some in the South Island. Across this timeframe we have provided education events for health and social service professionals and clergy; and for elders and their family/whānau. With the emergence of COVID-19 we have moved all our learning options on-line.     

Our Ageing and Spirituality Webinar series focusing on the health and wellbeing of older adults is targeted at Primary and Secondary Care Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals; and Clergy.

Please feel welcome to forward this email to any of your DHB Teams or associated organisations whom you consider may be interested in these learning opportunities for working with older people.

 If you have any queries please feel welcome to contact Karen Holland at

HiNZ Conference

The HiNZ Conference will be held on 29 November - 1 December 2021. Save the date now!

Te Tiriti Based Futures + Anti-Racism 2020

Tiriti-based futures + Anti-racism 2020 is an innovative (inter)national, online and offline, Tiriti-based, anti-racism and decolonisation event in Aotearoa. 

Given our changing Covid-19 situation and based on advice from Ngāti Whātua, we have decided to publicly cancel the face to face/Pōwhiri element of day one of our event. 
However we will continue to live-stream speakers via our website and FB pages. Thank you for your understanding. Kia aroha nui.

Here are the links you need to participate on Rāhoroi/Saturday:
Please register so we can keep you up-to-date with any changes or notice.

Livestream: AUT webcast page

Discussion/Q&A: Te Tiriti-based Futures Facebook group

Health Workforce (HW) Postgraduate Study 2021

Applications for 2021 are now closed. Please get in touch with if you would like to be placed on the waitlist. 

Please visit the HW Postgraduate Study Funding for Nurses page for more information.

PRHC703: Strategy and Leadership in Primary Health Care.

University of Otago is launching a new interprofessional postgraduate paper in semester two called PRHC703: Strategy and Leadership in Primary Health Care. In light of current times, University of Otago will run the usual onsite workshop via zoom, so its achievable for staff working mainly from home. 

For more information on this course, please visit the University of Otago website here.

Professional Development Opportunities

Please find more opportunities towards you professional development here.

Last updated 3 March 2021.