Whaiora: Māori Health Development

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - Medical - 238 pages
Whaiora: Maori Health Development documents progress in Maori health since 1840, but pays particular attention to the past decade. Changes in health are linked to social and economic changes, and also to Maori political power. Health is portrayed as an integral part of Maori development and isrelated to wider community planning for advancement generally. The impacts of health reforms are given particular emphasis. Treat issues and biculturalism, as they have animpact on Maori health, are two parameters against which changes in Maori participation in health are measured.

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A brilliant early illustration of Maori and indigenous health concepts and issues. It flows on well to his other publications. Worth a read.

About the author (1994)

Mason Durie is at Massey University.

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