Health researchers challenged to factor in Maori
|10 Nov 2017 14:21 PM|
A group of University of Auckland Maori health academics are challenging their peers to be accountable under the Treaty of Waitangi and more responsive to Maori health needs.
Associate Professor Papaarangi Reid, Dr Sarah-Jane Paine, Dr Elana Curtis, Dr Rhys Jones, Dr Anneka Anderson, Dr Esther Willing, and Dr Matire Harwood have set out their views in the latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal.
Associate Professor Reid says while researchers who get government funding are increasingly required to factor in the need to consider Maori health, many have a narrow view of responsiveness to Maori and how it might be relevant to their work.
The paper endorses an equity-based approach that encourages health researchers to consider responsiveness to Maori in to four main areas:
Whether the research is relevant to Maori;
-protecting Maori as participants;
-promoting a Maori voice;
-and managing contentious issues around human tissue.Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com