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.
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.
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
Resources and databases:
University of Western Australia: Health resources - Indigenous Information Sources - Guides at University of Western Australia (uwa.edu.au)
InformIT: Indigenous Collection
InformIT: New Zealand Collection
Scopus, Web of Science All databases, Australia New Zealand Reference Centre, ProQuest Health & Medical Collection also may have helpful research. Also, try local news sources like Newztext (to get newspapers and magazines) and Google to find grey literature sources on this topic with filters like; site:nz site:govt.nz site:org.nz
Hedges and Search Filters:
ISSG Search Filters Resource: ISSG Search Filters Resource - Population-specific (google.com)
Indigenous medicine: Flinders Filters - Flinders University
General search terms:
More specific search terms:
MeSH - Medical Subject Heading - PubMed, Medline:
Library Search | Ketu
Search Library Search | Ketu by subject by using subject headings such as:
Or, do a Boolean search such as: "Indigenous peoples" AND health AND research
"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."