Te mārama ki ngā tikanga , Understanding culture
Ko Maru kai atu, ko Maru kai mai, ka ngohengohe
When one gives as well as takes, all are happy.
- Ngā Pēpeha a ngā Tīpuna, The Sayings of the Ancestors, Nā Hirini Moko Mead rāua ko Neil Grove, Victoria University Press (2001)
Developing an understanding of the Māori world and culture is an important part of being a health professional.
Yet, we know, that not all groups of people are the same or express culture in the same way. We know one size doesn’t fit all. Instead, it’s important that we’re aware of Māori culture and how it influences the individuals and whānau we work with.
This section encourages health professionals to: