Care plans & action plans

A care plan is useful when you have several people involved in your care or you have ongoing health issues so everyone is on the 'same page' as to what matters to you (your goals, values and preferences) and what's planned together with your healthcare team for the next 12 months to improve your health or wellbeing.

 

Care plans

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Te Kete Haerenga – Your Journey to Wellbeing Kete

Te Kete Haerenga – our online self-management toolkit – will give power back to you in your journey to wellbeing and hauora. Designed for and with people living with long-term health conditions (LTCs), the kete can be used to describe what's important to you and your whānau, what you wish to achieve in your life and how others can best support you in that journey.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Te Kete Haerenga and fatigue

This kete will help you to understand your fatigue and make a plan to manage it better.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Depression

Wellbeing action plan for depression.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Te Kete Haerenga and stress

Stress is a natural response to a demand or threat in our environment and we all experience it, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Here you can find information, tips and an action plan template to help you manage your stress better.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Te Kete Haerenga and medicines

Here you can find tips to help you remember to take your medicines safely, information about what you need to know about your medicines and a medicines list to fill in.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Te Kete Haerenga and pain

Learning about your pain and the things you can do to manage it better can improve your quality of life. Here you can find information, tips and diaries you can use to improve your pain self-management.

Health Navigator, NZ

Action plans and acute plans

This section includes a range of resources which are sometimes called action plans, acute plans or self-management plans which focus on early warning signs and what actions a person should take. 

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Acute (emergency) plan

Early warning signs plan also known as acute plan or emergency plan.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Pictorial asthma medication plan

A web-based tool that health professionals can use to produce personalised pictorial asthma resources in English and three Pacific languages.

Waitemata DHB, NZ

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Bronchiectasis action plan

Action plan for bronchiectasis.

KidsHealth, NZ

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COPD

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) action plan.

Lung Foundation Australasia

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Gout

Starting allopurinol action plan.

Counties Manukau DHB, NZ

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Angina action plan

Angina action plan.

Heart Foundation, NZ

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Asthma action plan

Asthma action plan for children.

Asthma Foundation, NZ

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Anaphylaxis

Range of action plans for anipen or epipen.

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy

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My Blue Card for COPD

Action plan to stay well and keep out of hospital.

Auckland DHB, NZ

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AIR: Adults asthma action plan

This asthma action plan is completed with your
healthcare practitioner or nurse to help control your
asthma. Your plan explains how to control your asthma
long term, it helps to identify what to do when you are
well, unwell or need help in an emergency.

Asthma Foundation, NZ

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Asthma symptom diary

Use together with child asthma action plan.

Asthma Foundation, NZ

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COPD action plan

COPD (chronic obstructive lung/pulmonary disease) self-management plan

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Eczema action plan

Eczema action plan (interactive - can write name, meds etc).

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy

Additional tools and resources

This section includes examples of some of the tools and resources you may find useful as patient tasks when creating care plans with patients and clients.

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Headache diary

Monitor your headaches for a week or two then show to your doctor. Helps see any patterns or triggers.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Advance care planning

Range of resources about advance care planning.

Health Quality & Safety Commission, NZ

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Heart failure

Heart failure action plan.

Heart Foundation, NZ

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Take Charge sleep tips tracker

Write down what your sleep is like. Look for patterns, what helps, what makes any sleep problems worse. Show to your doctor.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Medicines list

Use this to track what medicine you're taking and when.

Health Navigator, NZ

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Symptom diary

Use this diary to monitor anything from bowel symptoms to period pains to headaches.

Health Navigator, NZ