Take a fresh look at health with Te Whare Tapa Whā

+Print Archive
In print
EDUCATION

Take a fresh look at health with Te Whare Tapa Whā

Maori language week

Māori Pharmacists' Association

marae
(photo credit: JShook)

In 1982, Maori studies professor Mason Durie developed the Maori Health Model Te Whare Tapa Wa. The model has been used to project important Maori health values, linking psychological wellbeing to physical and environmental wellbeing and supports. In this article, Maori Pharm Association members Jo Hikaka and Kevin Pewhairangi discuss the nature of this model and its relevance to your mahi (work) in pharmacy.

Tihei te mauri o te ora! As a significant emblem of te ao Māori, the wharenui (meeting house) or marae is a link to our tikanga, kawa, whānau, hapū
References

1. Nikora L. W, Hodgetts D, Carlson T, et al. Māori and Medications: What happens when the pills go home? AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 2011;,7(2): 87–99.