Lessons from the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry 2018

Wednesday 14th August 2019, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Presenter: Ron Paterson

Ron Paterson is Professor of Law at the University of Auckland and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. He was Health and Disability Commissioner 2000–10 and Parliamentary Ombudsman 2013–16. Ron has chaired several major health reviews in Australia and New Zealand, including the 2018 Mental Health and Addiction inquiry. His research interests include the role of inquiries, patient complaints, healthcare quality and the regulation of  health professions.

Abstract: This lecture will examine the background to the 2018 inquiry, the process of hearing the voices of the people and the inquiry’s findings about the current state of mental health and addiction in New Zealand. The key recommendations of the inquiry report, He Ara Oranga, will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

    • Information about the 2018 Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.
    • Key recommendations from 2018 Inquiry
    • Insights from Ron Paterson, Chair of the Inquiry

Core Competencies: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9

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