Hospice New Zealand

Outcomes Symposium

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This Palliative Care Outcomes Symposium was originally scheduled for Monday 14 November. Due to the earthquakes and the venue being closed, it has been rescheduled for Friday 17 February. If you were registered for the November symposium, your registration has automatically been transferred to the February Symposium. If you have any queries around your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us on hospice@composition.co.nz. 

What is an outcome measure?
How might these be used in palliative care?

Hospice New Zealand is hosting the first New Zealand symposium on palliative care outcome measures. The purpose of the symposium is to stimulate discussion and collaboration across the New Zealand palliative care sector, while benefiting from international expertise and experience.

Nationally and internationally there is a growing emphasis on outcome measurement rather than process management in healthcare. In terms of palliative care, Australia and then the United Kingdom have implemented a suite of outcome measures designed to capture and demonstrate they are making a positive and measureable difference to the patients and families receiving their care. There are some local and regional initiatives already taking place in New Zealand palliative care, however there is currently no national standardisation or a common understanding of how outcome measurement might be used.

This will be an interactive day with attendees from aged residential care, hospital, hospice and research settings. Attendees will be asked to consider and share what palliative care outcome measures have already been implemented or are planned in their regions. Our goal is to begin working towards a common language and future approach in how we might measure palliative care outcomes for patients and whānau.


Friday 17 February


Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington


9am to 5pm

Registration Fee:   

$95.00 (inlcuding GST)


Registrations have now closed for the Palliative Care Symposium. If you have any queries, please email: hospice@composition.co.nz.

Click here for the Outcomes Symposium agenda

Click here for more information on keynote speakers

Click here for general information

For any queries about the symposium please email us.

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