This FREE workshop is being held in Wellington on Tuesday, 14
September from 4.30pm - 6.30pm.
Our health system has, at its centre, the concept of being
patient-centred. While not denying that health is about improving
the health and wellbeing of people, maybe it is not the patient
that needs to be at the centre of our thinking and our models of
care. In Mātauranga Māori and in Systems Thinking, the individual
does not exist in isolation of their context. While both
perspectives have different ways of describing this context, they
both agree that to really help 'patients', we need to have much
richer concepts driving our work than simply to be
In this seminar Dr David Rees and Dr Ihirangi Heke will share
with you their experiences in bringing together the combined
wisdoms of the System Sciences and Mātauranga Māori. With initial
funding from the John Hopkins Global Obesity Centre they have
worked in a number of communities and schools to explore health and
wellbeing through the combined lenses of Mātauranga Māori and
David and Ihi will talk about the work they have done, the links
between Mātauranga Māori, and the System Sciences, what they have
learnt in applying both in different contexts and the practical
insights they can provide for those trying to improve the practice
and outcomes of health services in New Zealand.
For information on the presenters and to register, see here.