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.
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