Kaumātua Mana Motuhake: A study protocol for a peer education intervention to help Māori elders work through later-stage life transitions

@inproceedings{Oetzel2019KaumtuaMM,
  title={Kaumātua Mana Motuhake: A study protocol for a peer education intervention to help Māori elders work through later-stage life transitions},
  author={John G. Oetzel and Brendan Hokowhitu and Mary Simpson and Rangimahora Reddy and Sophie Nock and Hineitimoana Greensill and Michael P. Cameron and Pare Meha and Kirsten Johnston and Truely Harding and Pita Shelford and Linda Tuhiwai Smith},
  booktitle={BMC Geriatrics},
  year={2019}
}
BackgroundThe Aotearoa/New Zealand population is ageing and numerous studies demonstrate with this phenomenon comes increases in non-communicable diseases, injuries and healthcare costs among other issues. Further, significant inequities exist between Māori (Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa/New Zealand) and non-Māori around poor ageing and health. Most research addressing these issues is deficit oriented; however, the current research project takes a strengths-based approach that highlights the… CONTINUE READING

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