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Watch and discover how advance care planning has made a difference locally and across Aotearoa New Zealand.

ACP informational videos

Love is not enough


Good death, bad death, what's the difference?


Shared goals of care
In this video Felicity shares her story of advocating for her mother’s wishes and values when her mother was dying.


ACP and dementia
If you have dementia, having an advance care plan means people will know your wishes, even if you can no longer tell them. The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a series of videos as part of a campaign focusing on advance care planning and dementia. The videos share the viewpoints and experiences of health care practitioners and those living with dementia.

Watch the full series of videos here.


Local video stories

Alicia is Mexican living in New Zealand and George has children from his first wife who passed away:

Maude is a retired business woman, wife and mum:

Kaye is a retired palliative care nurse:


Local people telling their stories

sunlive | Reduced stress in Mum's final days

sunlive | Reduced stress in Mum's final days

sunlive | Matapihi kuia urges whanau to talk

sunlive | Matapihi kuia urges whanau to talk


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