Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life" is a national framework that sets out guiding principles for the care of people in their final days of life across all settings, including aged residential care.
This booklet provides an introduction to Te Ara Whakapiri in the context of people living with dementia mate wareware in aged residential care and highlights some additional potentially useful resources
This video provides an introduction to Te Ara Whakapiri. Webinar recorded 12 October 2023.
Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life
Te Ara Whakapiri: Toolkit (complete)
Te Ara Whakapiri Toolkit components
If you are a health professional, you may be able to access a Last Days of Life pathway and other palliative pathways on HealthPathways to provide locally adapted guidance and tools consistent with Te Aka Whakapiri.
The Three Tools booklet shows revised versions of the baseline assessment and ongoing assessment forms that have been adapted by the South Island Alliance.
Revised baseline assessment form
Revised ongoing assessment form
Your organisation may already have an information booklet about what to expect in the last days. If not, we are pleased to offer a downloadable booklet tailored to the residential care context.
Te Ipu Aronui is a website that provides information on providing culturally informed care at the end of life for both whānau and health professionals.
Te Ara Whakapiri: Symptom management
BPACNZ: General Practice Guidance
Palliative Care Handbook
These resources provide information on specific symptoms: