Māori Health Research Summer Studentship (2016 funding round)

Miss Erana Burrows
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Catalyst for Māori health development: A case study of Māori nursing
$5,000
10 weeks

Lay summary

While nurses make-up a significant proportion of the current health workforce, Māori representation within the profession remains comparatively low. The contribution of Māori nurses to the design of more cultural considered and outcomes focused modes of care has been significant resulting in an improved understanding of how culture connects to health and how services can better respond to the needs of Māori. This research application is designed to examine and elucidate the contribution of Māori nurses to Māori health development. The research will centre on a review of literature, examination of archival material, as well as interviews with selected experts.

The project will be hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and supervised by Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford (Programme Coordinator, School of Nursing at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi) and Associate Professor Te Kani Kingi (residing in Whakatane). Professor Chris Cunningham (CEO of the Whakatane Based Hepatitis Foundation) is also in support.

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