Other changes include the need to report all restraint instances to the hospice’s governance board, and the fact that if third parties (such as family members) request bed rails be put up, that automatically qualifies as restraint. “That’s very clear in the standards when I re-read them,” Faye says.
Hospice South Canterbury employs nurses with a wide variety of experience and cultural backgrounds, so having several different presenters in the webinar who could explain things in different ways was very helpful. “It’s good having things explained nice and simply. It’s an interesting and interactive watch.”
The new standard reflects the shift towards more person and whānau-centred care. It’s designed to empower people to make decisions about their own care and focusses on achieving greater equity and meeting Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.