Palliative Outcome Initiative (POI) is an Auckland wide approach to primary palliative care. They have produced a range of patient resources in multiple languages and available on their patient resources webpage.
The following is a summary of their patient resources in multiple languages:
‘What is palliative care’ – an overview of what palliative care is and, who, and where it can be provided. This is available in a bi-lingual format in:
‘Understanding Morphine and Opioid Medicines’ – this information addresses some of the fears that exist and, answers many of the commonly asked questions about using morphine and other opioids. This is available as a single language resource in:
‘Understanding Morphine and Opioid Medicines – Key Facts’ – this is a shorter version with just the key points. This is available in a bilingual format in:
‘Last days of life’ – this resource was developed for families and whānau caring for someone in the last days of life. It describes and explains some of the changes that may occur. It is available in:
‘Living with life-limiting illness: Planning Ahead’ – this resource provides information on the different ways it is possible for people to plan for their future. It includes information on appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), making a Will, and Advance Care Planning (ACP). It is available in a bi-lingual format in:
‘Becoming a Caregiver’ – provides information for caregivers on the support services available to them.
‘Hospice Care’ - provides an overview of hospice services and addresses some of the common myths that exist. It is available in a bilingual format in:
‘Planning a Funeral’ – developed to assist people unfamiliar with funerals with some basic tips and information. Available in a bilingual format in:
They are continuously producing more patient resources. For a more up-to-date list, visit the POI website.
Palliative Outcome Initiative (Poi)