Undergraduate inter-professional learning involving pharmacy, nursing and medical students: The Maori Health Week initiative

Kairuz, Therese and Shaw, John (2005) Undergraduate inter-professional learning involving pharmacy, nursing and medical students: The Maori Health Week initiative. Pharmacy Education, 5 3-4: 255-259. doi:10.1080/15602210500376376


Author Kairuz, Therese
Shaw, John
Title Undergraduate inter-professional learning involving pharmacy, nursing and medical students: The Maori Health Week initiative
Journal name Pharmacy Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1477-2701
1560-2214
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15602210500376376
Volume 5
Issue 3-4
Start page 255
End page 259
Total pages 5
Place of publication Newark, NJ, United States
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Subject 111599 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Abstract Preparing health professionals in New Zealand requires an understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi (signed in 1840) and of the cultural needs and common illnesses of the Maori people. Inter-professional learning between pharmacy, nursing and medical students was incorporated into the undergraduate curricula at second-year level at the University of Auckland in 2002. Learning about Maori health is achieved through group work, with each mixed-discipline group of 12 students researching one health issue that is prevalent among the Maori, such as diabetes. Maori cultural advisors play a key role in conducting sessions of Te Reo, where they teach simple conversational Maori greetings and traditional songs and introduce cultural concepts. On the final day of the programme, each group presents a poster with their findings and recommendations to fellow students and assessors. Nursing students gave more positive feedback than pharmacy or medical students, and evaluation of the inter-professional programme was overwhelmingly favourable.
Keyword Experiential
Indigenous health
Inter-professional
Maori health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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