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Developing an Integrated Model of Palliative Care


Peter Godden-steele

Te Omanga Hospice, Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ
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With an increasing need for palliative care in NZ, from non-malignant conditions and a growing ageing population, Specialist Palliative Care services such as Te Omanga Hospice are striving to work in greater collaboration with Primary care.

In 2014 Te Omanga has introduced a revised model of service delivery, a Model of Integrated Palliative Care (MoIPC) which continues to evolve. With support from the local District Health Board and Primary health organisation (PHO) Te Omanga introduced its most recent iteration of this evolution in May 2019. This was the first phase of a roll out in our community nursing team that will see partnership in the management of individual’s with palliative care needs shift to a more sustainable model.

In 2018 Te Omanga undertook a review of its MoIPC, with respect to the organisation's history and recognizing the changing needs in Specialist Palliative care and Primary Care. We would like to share the work we have done, and are still doing, to build a sustainable integrated model that guarantees improved outcomes for patients and families.

The goal is to present the effects that have been seen to our organisational structure, our vision and values, our community nursing team and our approach to partnering externally in care delivery for our community. This covers our approach and the tools we have adopted to work through this change process and how we have drawn on national and international frameworks, aligning with regional strategies that are embedded in our work.

How to Cite: Godden-steele P. Developing an Integrated Model of Palliative Care. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2021;20(S1):16. DOI:
Published on 26 Feb 2021.


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