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Spotlight on unnecessary medical intervention

Choosing Wisely 2019 forum puts spotlight on unnecessary medical intervention The Choosing Wisely forum Continuing the Conversation will be held at Te Wharewaka in Wellington on Friday 10 May 2019. The Choosing Wisely campaign encourages health professionals to talk with patients about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures; and patients to discuss with their health professional […]

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Serious Illness Conversation Guide Training

When you have difficult conversations with patients, do you sometimes wonder how to start? Are you confident you are discussing patients’ prognosis in a way that allows them to really understand what you are telling them? Do you understand their fears and worries, and what is important to them? In association with the Choosing Wisely […]

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Medical Council statement supports Choosing Wisely

The Medical Council of New Zealand’s revised statement about the use of resources strongly supports the Choosing Wisely ethos. Choosing Wisely, coordinated by the Council of Medical Colleges, supports reducing unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in health care. Choosing Wisely Chair Dr Derek Sherwood says the Medical Council’s statement underlines the importance of supporting consumers […]

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