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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia


  • Original Article   
    Struggling to be involved: An interprofessional approach to examine Maori whanau engagement with healthcare services
    Author(s): Dianne Wepa* and Denise Wilson

    Aim: Explain the processes that whānau Māori used when engaging with healthcare services from an interprofessional approach. Methods: A qualitative design using kaupapa Māori methodology and constructivist grounded theory. The researchers were a registered social worker and registered nurse from New Zealand. We used semi-structured interviews with 20 Māori whānau (74 people aged 18-70 years) living in rural and urban areas in New Zealand about their engagement with healthcare services. The data analysis used constant comparative analysis to develop a substantive grounded theory to explain the processes Māori whānau use when engaging with healthcare services. Results: Māori whānau faced discrimination and constant struggles whilst engaging in health services.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37532/jnrp.2019.3(3).1-5