Experiences of Maori families accessing health care for their unwell children: A pilot study

Bolitho, Susan and Huntington, Annette (2006) Experiences of Maori families accessing health care for their unwell children: A pilot study. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 22 1: 23-32.

Author Bolitho, Susan
Huntington, Annette
Title Experiences of Maori families accessing health care for their unwell children: A pilot study
Journal name Nursing Praxis in New Zealand   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0112-7438
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 32
Total pages 10
Place of publication Palmerston North, New Zealand
Publisher Nursing Praxis in New Zealand
Language eng
Subject 1110 Nursing
Abstract The aim of this study was to explore with a small number of Maori families their experiences of accessing health care when their children were unwell with a respiratory condition. Although there is a wide variety of literature exploring Maori and their ability to access health care, there is a very limited amount that describes the experience of individual Maori families in accessing health care for their children. A qualitative research methodology was used in the study. Participating families were among those experiencing an admission to a children's ward between July and December 2003. Four families were interviewed. They discussed in depth their experience of accessing health care for their unwell children. Data were analysed using thematic analysis, and three common themes were evident: family resources, choice of health service provider and parents' feelings of vulnerability. The findings highlight that while socio-economic status plays a large part in determining the ease with which families can access the needed health care, there are other barriers within the health system which also pose difficulties for Maori
Keyword Barriers
Access to health services
Maori family experience
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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