Experiences of Māori of Aotearoa New Zealand's public health system: a systematic review of two decades of published qualitative research

May 11, 2020

This paper aims to synthesise the broader perspectives of Māori patients and their whānau (extended family, family group) of their treatment within the public health system.Māori patients and whānau from the included papers mention both barriers and facilitators to health. Paper categorised barriers as organisational structures, staff interactions and practical considerations. Facilitators were categorised as the provision of whānau support in the form of practical assistance, emotional care and health system navigation. For many Māori, the existing public health system is experienced as hostile and alienating. Whānau members provide support to mitigate this, but it comes as a cost to whānau. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Pubilc Health

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