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The kaupapa chosen for Palliative Care Nurses NZ is a Maori saying which is applied to those who offer protection to people at risk, a fundamental aspect of nursing care. It incorporates aspects of a person beyond the physical to include the emotional, spiritual and psychosocial.
This tohu (logo) for Palliative Care Nurses NZ reflects new beginnings, new age, new ideas and groups of people coming together united in the delivery of palliative care for all New Zealanders.
The tohu design represents partnership with Tangata Whenua and is reflected in the ihu(nose) of the kiwi (representing all New Zealanders) and the koru (representing Tanga Whenua) originating from the same frond. The larger frond on the right represents the significant contribution nursing makes to the care of patient?s and families. The colour and base used for the design encompasses the spirituality and balance within palliative care