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The Principles Of The Treaty Of Waitangi


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The Principles Of The Treaty Of Waitangi

  1. 1. The Principles of The Treaty of Waitangi – related to Mental Health
  2. 2. Treaty of Waitangi: <ul><li>The Treaty of Waitangi is officially recognized </li></ul><ul><li>as the founding document of this nation and is the base from which Maori and </li></ul><ul><li>non-Maori conduct their affairs and relationship. The government has </li></ul><ul><li>responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi and has an objective to improve the </li></ul><ul><li>health status of Maori. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The History of Maori <ul><li>950 –1130 AD </li></ul><ul><li>Kupe one of the great polynesian navigators. </li></ul><ul><li>Travelled from Hawaiiki to Aotearoa. </li></ul><ul><li>Later returning to Hawaiiki preaching the richness of this land. Bringing about the settling of Maori in the Hokianga. </li></ul>
  4. 4. New Zealand discovered <ul><li>1642 Dutch explorer Able Tasman sailed into NZ waters </li></ul><ul><li>1769 James Cook, rediscovered NZ </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1840 Signing of Treaty <ul><li>So what does this mean for consumers and whanau whom are Experiencing mental illness. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Treaty Principles: <ul><li>Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Participation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Implementing the Treaty Principles <ul><li>Requires recognition that nurses hold positions of power in their relationships with Maori health consumers . </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing the principles is based on Maori having autonomy and authority to determine their health needs and health experience within context of their beliefs and practices. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Meeting the health needs of Maori Patients <ul><li>Maori are structurally disadvantages and Maori and non-Maori hold different views of health. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maori knowledge needs to be seen as legitimate and validated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There needs to be the capacity and flexibility to engage individuals who identify as Maori to express their taha Maori, freely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informed choice- right to be given adequate information on kaupapa Maori services or mainstream services. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Te Puawaitanga Maori Mental Health National Strategic frameworks <ul><li>Goals and objectives for District Health Boards: </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 1: Provide comprehensive clinical, cultural and support services to at least 3 percent of Maori, focus on those who have the greatest mental health needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: Ensure that active participation by Maori in the planning and delivery of mental health services reflects Maori measures of mental health outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: Ensure that 50% of Maori adult tangata whaiora will have a choice of a mainstream or a kaupapa Maori community mental health service. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4: Increase the number of Maori mental health workers (including clinicians) by 50% over the 1998 baselines. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 5: Maximise oppertunities for intr – and intersectoral co-operation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Service Elements of a Kaupapa Mental Health Service. <ul><li>Whakawhanaugataga </li></ul><ul><li>Whakapapa </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment of </li></ul><ul><li>Tangata whaiora </li></ul><ul><li>whanau. </li></ul><ul><li>Te reo Maori </li></ul><ul><li>Tikanga Maori </li></ul><ul><li>Kaumatua </li></ul><ul><li>Access to traditional healing </li></ul><ul><li>Access to mainstream health services </li></ul><ul><li>Quality performance measures relevent to Maori. </li></ul>