Dr Jan Weststrate



Dr Jan Weststrate will share the experience of 26 New Zealand healthcare professionals who visited aged care facilities and hospitals in the Netherlands over a period of three years, and the advantage of experiencing the impact of different care models themselves rather than reading about it or watching a video.  Visiting healthcare organisations governed by other healthcare systems stimulates the local development of innovative strategies that address international care issues e.g. dementia, elder care.  Discovering the principles behind these innovations enables New Zealand healthcare professionals to implement them in New Zealand in culturally safe ways. 
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NB: Speakers are ordered alphabetically by last name.