S35: The Value of Authentic Cultural Change

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Authors: Manu Sione, Marama Kire

Year: 2018

Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference


Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: This presentation will show what Emerge Aotearoa has done to achieve one of their Strategic Pou (priorities) to date i.e. "Meeting the needs of Māori tangata whaiora". It will include video and korero (feedback/discussion) from tangata whaiora (those seeking wellness) and whānau (families). It will highlight the Emerge Aotearoa Kaupapa (vision, purpose, values and principles) within the organisation. Takarangi Competency Framework was introduced to Emerge Aotearoa in February 2016. Takarangi was developed by Māori clinicians, tangata whaiora, managers, and whānau within the addictions and mental health sector and endorsed by Matua Raki (an entity of Te Pou Whakaaro). Takarangi Competency Framework provides support and better understanding of engagement, communication, tikanga (Māori protocols) and Te Reo (Māori language) from a Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) that is integrated with clinical practice to provide a best practice service model. To date 577 staff have attended the Takarangi 2 day training hui (gathering) which includes an overnight stay on a Marae. Staff develop their Takarangi portfolio as evidence of practice within their service. 22 Takarangi assessors work with staff to assess their practice. Video's will highlight the positive changes for tangata whaiora and whānau as a result of staff making cultural changes.

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