Māori health research knowledge translation grant (2018 funding round)

Associate Professor Jonathan Koea
Waitemata District Health Board
Developing a collaboration between rongoā Māori and western medicine
6 months

Lay summary

In order to develop a collaboration framework for the successful introduction of rongoā Māori services within the health system, a synthesis of all available literature was undertaken. This included review of 75 articles and identified five themes and 28 sub-themes needing to be addressed prior to introduction of rongoā Māori services. A survey of attitudes of health professionals towards rongoā Māori was then undertaken at Waitemata District Health Board with 1181 responses and preliminary findings suggesting that healthcare workers support the provision of rongoā Māori services in the health system. We aim to use the knowledge translation grant funding to distribute both research reports to community, medical and tertiary institution libraries throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand for access by all people.

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