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Effective care planning

Dr Michal Boyd, who is Associate Professor Gerontology at Auckland University and a Nurse Practitioner, believes 20 page care plans don’t cater for patients, or family’s, needs. “Once written, beautiful 20 page care plans don’t often get looked at again. How do we take them, and turn them into a daily, usable thing?”

Dr Boyd has provided and researched innovative care programmes for older people since the 1990s. She presented to a group of nurses from residential aged care facilities, policy officers and people interested in the health of older people, at TAS.