Dr Heidi Omundsen


Specialist anaesthetist working in the Bay of Plenty District Hospital Board

Dr Heidi Omundsen MBChB, FANZCA, MBHL,  is a specialist anaesthetist working in the Bay of Plenty, with an interest in perioperative medicine, shared decision making and service improvement.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Health Law (Otago) and has a long-standing interest in the process by which we share information with our patients and support decision-making. Dr Omundsen is a Serious Illness Conversation Guide instructor and uses this tool in clinical practice to support shared decision makings.

Presentation: Perioperative Shared Decision Making in the Bay of Plenty

Heid will be talking about the Bay of Plenty experience of establishing a shared decision-making pathway, incorporating the use of a structured communication tool, and presenting early audit data.