Other Research Projects

Keteparaha: A Community Framework to Support Māori Healthy Ageing and End of Life

This study is currently being led by Dr Melissa Carey with support from Professor Merryn Gott, Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell and Mrs Kathleen Mason. Melissa is an advanced practice registered nurse, who has 20 years clinical experience. She is an emerging Māori health researcher. We will have the findings and a link to the Māori community toolkit available in 2022.

Keteparaha is a three-year research project. The aims are to identify and develop a framework for a compassionate community toolkit to support a South Auckland Māori community with healthy ageing and end of life care. A Māori community research focus will inform the framework development and the toolkit pilot. During this project the researcher will work closely with kaumātua, Māori researchers and international experts to focus on a strengths-based approach empowering Māori communities to improve health and well-being for ageing Māori people. This research will help to support kaumātua, whānau, Māori communities and health professionals to access critical information and resources to assist older Māori to age well; also supporting their whānau carers with better resources to provide care at end-of-life. We will be working with the World Health Organisation’s community toolkit experts from Kansas, USA to co-design the toolkit with collaboration from the community in South Auckland.

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