MĀORI. Māori Health Models

 

Māori Health Models

Māori Health Models


The Māori philosophy towards health is based on a wellness or holistic health model. For many Māori the major deficiency in modern health services is taha wairua (spiritual dimension).

Te Whare Tapa Whā: Mason Durie

The four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health are whānau (family health) tinana (physical health) hinengaro (mental health) and wairua (spiritual health).

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Te Wheke:
Rose Pere

Another model of Māori health is based on Te Wheke, the octopus and the eight tentacles that collectively contribute to waiora or total wellbeing.

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Te Pae Mahutonga:
Mason Durie

Te Pae Mahutonga (Southern Cross Star Constellation) brings together elements of modern health promotion.

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Te Pae Mahutonga text

IUHPE presentation by Prof Sir Mason Durie

 

Maori Health Promotion presentation Kirikiriroa Marae 22 July 2005 (Te Pae Mahutonga starts on page 37)

 

The Evaluation Hikoi A Maori evaluation manual

 

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