End of Days

We have collated resources to support family/whanau at the close of a head and neck journey.


Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life defines what adult New Zealanders can expect as they approach the end of their life. It is a statement of guiding principles and components for the care of adults in their last days of life across all settings, including the home, residential care, hospitals and hospices. The term ‘last days of life’ defines the period of time in which a person is dying. It is the period in which death is imminent and may be measured in hours or days. Te Ara Whakapiri is based on an extensive evaluation of the available literature and is informed by local research, ensuring it is applicable to the unique context that is Aotearoa New Zealand. It has been endorsed by key professional health organisations in New Zealand and marks a major step towards ensuring that all health care services across the country are focused on delivering the very best care for people who are dying and for their family/whānau whatever the setting.


Diana Ayling