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Preventive & Social Medicine: Indigenous health models

Indigenous health models

Indigenous Health Models (IHM) have been designed to include indigenous concepts, knowledges, practices, values, world views and more that traditionally include a more holistic concept of health such as spiritual, emotional, mental and cultural facets as well as physical health. 

Maori health models

The Māori philosophy towards health is based on a holistic wellbeing health model.

For many Māori the major deficiency in modern health services is the lack of recognition of taha wairua (spirit).

The five Māori health models outlined here are Te whare tapa wha, Te Pae Mahutonga, Te Wheke, and the Meihana model and included at the bottom is an explaination of the Te Aka Whai Ora - Maori Health Authority.

Indigenous Health Research Methodology resources

Maori Subject Headings

Ngā Upoko Tukutuku / Māori Subject Headings | National ...

"Ngā Upoku Tukutuku was developed by the Māori Subject Headings Project, jointly sponsored by LIANZA, Te Rōpū Whakahau, and the National Library.

The tool provides a structured path to a Māori world view within library and archival cataloguing and description. It supports cataloguers and descriptive archivists to assign appropriate terms for the material, and helps users find those items within a framework they relate to.

The terms listed are not a dictionary, and shouldn’t be seen as authoritative beyond their use in libraries and archives.

New terms are developed by Te Whakakaokao, the Ngā Upoko Tukutuku Reo Māori Working Group."

Pacific health models, methods and approaches

First of all, it's important for Pacific research to take place in an environment and with maintainence of le va. "In learning settings, le va is about giving space and time to prioritise and value relationships with students, families and colleagues – nurturing physical and relational spaces. Teu le Vā (nurture the relationship) is a common expression because it shows how relationships define us. Le va is also about how we are within the space; encompassing principles such as reciprocity, balance, respect, and mutual trust." Tapasā, Pacific Values, Ministry of Education New Zealand

University of Otago resources

Collation of iwi data by iwi/for iwi.