Providing Care to Māori Patients – Best Practices

Providing Care to Māori Patients – Best Practices

This statement outlines the attitudes, knowledge and skills relevant to doctors in their dealings with Mäori patients and their whänau (families). This resource has been developed to enable doctors and Mäori patients to achieve optimum outcomes. This resource should...
Making Good Health Care Better

Making Good Health Care Better

New Zealand has one of the best value health care systems in the world, but as a proportion of GDP our spending on health care has increased every year since 1999. Further, there are issues of quality and safety in our system we must address, including rates of...
Literature Review

Literature Review

For the project “Identification of Barriers to the Early Diagnosis of People with Lung Cancer within Primary Care and Description of Best Practice Solutions (October, 2009)” The first phase of the project ‘Identification of Barriers to the Early...
Best Health Outcomes for Pacific Peoples

Best Health Outcomes for Pacific Peoples

This resource booklet has been prepared for the Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) by Mauri Ora Associates and SAEJ Consultancy, with assistance from Panapa Ehau. The Council would like to formally acknowledge the contribution of the Expert Advisory Group:...
Breaking Down the Barriers

Breaking Down the Barriers

Maori patients receive a lesser standard of care than non-Maori from primary health care providers. This is in part the result of non-concordant relationships between the provider and the patient. When patients are engaged in decisions about their own health care,...
Culturally Competent Health Care

Culturally Competent Health Care

Dr Peter Jansen, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Integrated Care, University of Auckland, and Ms Debbie Sorrensen, General Manager Pacific Health, Counties Manukau DHB New Zealand has an increasingly diverse community containing many cultures, each with a unique worldview...