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Māori Health

Supporting wāhine Māori and whānau during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: RANZCOG advice and information


He Hono Wāhine 

The focus of He Hono Wāhine, a subcommittee of Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, is to work inclusively to improve health outcomes for Māori women and their babies. He Hono Wāhine provides outreach to Māori Fellows and trainees, cultural competence training, supports research on Māori women's health and provides cultural support for all Fellows and trainees, through tuakana-teina and an annual hui.
 

Support for research on Māori women's health

Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, through He Hono Wāhine supports Fellows' and trainees’ research and presentations on Māori women’s health.  For further information please contact Catherine Cooper, Manager NZ office at [email protected].


Cultural support using tuakana-teina

He Hono Wāhine members offer cultural support to Fellows and trainees using tuakana-teina. Tuakana-teina is a mentorship model and is specific to teaching and learning in the Māori context.

Please contact Dr Leigh Duncan through [email protected], if you wish to seek cultural support from a member of He Hono Wāhine.

 

Cultural Safety


Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)


The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) requires doctors to meet cultural safety standards. Cultural safety benefits all patients and communities, and has a central role in health equity.

The MCNZ Statement on cultural safety provides doctors and healthcare organisations with MCNZ's expectations of culturally safe practice and how this can be incorporated into clinical work and more broadly across healthcare services. It is a document with applicability across multiple cultural dimensions of Indigenous status, age or generation, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religious or spiritual belief and disability. It is a Statement applicable to all New Zealanders.

Cultural safety is of particular importance in the attainment of equitable health outcomes for Māori. He Ara Hauora Māori: A Pathway To Māori Health Equity provides more specific guidance on how doctors and healthcare organisations can support the achievement of best health outcomes for Māori and developing and supporting the Māori medical workforce.


Meihana Model

 

The Meihana model is part of a clinically relevant framework for practitioners to work effectively with Māori patients and whānau and has been specifically developed for use by both non-Māori and Māori health practitioners. 
 

Application of Hui Process/Meihana Model to Clinical Practice 

The Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) undertakes research, teaching and community service in response to supporting Māori health advancement. MIHI provides the Application of the Hui Process/Meihana Model to Clinical Practice course for RANZCOG which all RANZCOG trainees undertake as part of their training. RANZCOG Fellows are encouraged to attend the MIHI course as part of their CPD.
 


Resources


Māori language terms and pronunciation

Useful Māori terms and phrases

Brief guide to correctly pronouncing Māori words
 

Aki Hauora

The Aki Hauora App is a specific learning tool for health professional students in assisting them to learn and become familiar with Māori language terms for specific words used commonly in the health environment.  The use of the Māori language within a clinical setting is documented as being a quality health indicator.  This App is targeted at improving quality health services for Māori. The Aki Hauora App is available for both Apple and Android devices.
 

Māori health research

 

Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) 


The Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) undertakes research, teaching and community service in response to supporting Māori health advancement.

MIHI has undertaken research with a focus on the role of medical education in Māori health advancement and continues to evaluate the impact of the Hui process and Meihana Model as Māori health models that are integrated into clinical practice.
 

MAI Journal

MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
 

Whānau Ora research   

The Whānau Ora Research website is managed and maintained by Community Research – Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre
 

Māori Health Review

Māori Health Review is a regular update that features the latest research in the Māori Health area.
 

Victoria University of Wellington's Centre for Women’s Health Research / Te Tātai Hauora o Hine

Te Tātai Hauora o Hine has a vision to eliminate preventable harm and death for women and children and reduce health disparities for Māori.
 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and hauora Māori

 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi principles of partnership, participation and protection underpin the relationship between the Government and Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi.
 

Māori health model - Te Whare Tapa Whā

One model for understanding Māori health is the concept of ‘te whare tapa whā’ – the four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health.  See Māori health model – Te Whare Tapa Whā
 

 
 

MEDIA CENTRE

News

RANZCOG statement

RANZCOG notes the press release from the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) regarding water immersion in labour.

12/08/2020

News

Guiding the evolution of the Women’s Health Foundation and its fundraising

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation makes a difference to women’s health care across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and Jen Jordan has joined the College to help with this work.

10/08/2020

News

Gender Equity Initiatives and Progress

Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group Chair Dr Gillian Gibson provides an update on the work to improve gender equity, inclusion and diversity within our College.

10/08/2020