Māori Indigenous Health Innovation (MIHI) undertakes and supports research that explores Māori health inequities and building excellence in research evidence that contributes to Māori health advancement.
Māori Solutions for Global Problems: Ngā Hua Akoranga, Learning from the MIHI Mobile Vaccination Programme to Achieve Equity
As COVID-19 unfolded in Aotearoa, concerns were raised by Māori experts and community leaders who warned that the one size fits all response did not adequately address the risks faced by Māori. Māori health and social service organisations, as well as Iwi, advocated for a kaupapa Māori approach to address the increased risk of COVID-19 to whānau Māori.
The call by Māori health experts to build equity into the COVID-19 vaccination roll out are well documented both in formal submissions and within the New Zealand media. In response to these views, the Department of Māori Indigenous Health Innovation (MIHI), University of Otago, Christchurch partnered with Mana Whenua to deliver the first kaupapa Māori mobile COVID-19 vaccination programme in the Canterbury region. The MIHI team wishes to thank you for your support in delivering over 9,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses across Waitaha, including Kaikōura, Hakatere, Hokitika, and the Horomaka.
Now we would like to invite you to participate in our survey on the Māori mobile Covid-19 vaccination programme. Your feedback is valuable and particularly important to us. So, we ask you to please take the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Thank you in advance for taking part. Ka mihi nui ki a koutou.
Tangata Kōmuramura: Māori Experiences of Eating Disorders
Te Rau Hinengaro, The New Zealand Mental Health Survey, indicated that Māori experience eating disorders at similar rates to the general population. However, to date these findings have not been examined in more depth. Tangata Kōmuramura is a research project that is investigating the Māori experience of eating disorders. The study has two aims: Firstly, to identify the level of eating disorder service use by Māori in New Zealand, and secondly, to gain a deeper understanding of what it is like for Māori and whānau who experience eating disorders.
We are currently looking for Māori participants to share their story in a one hour research interview to inform the second aim of the project. We invite you to participate if you:
- Identify as Māori
- Are over the age of 16
- Have been diagnosed with an eating disorder or have had a self-identified eating disorder at some stage in your life
- Or have supported someone who is Māori with an eating disorder
Te Uemairangi: Pathways to First Episode Psychosis and Outcomes in Māori Youth
First episode psychosis is the first indication that a person may have a long term mental illness, such as Bipolar or Schizophrenia. Māori are known to be disproportionately affected by these illnesses. This study aims to investigate pathways to care and outcomes for Māori youth experiencing first episode psychosis. It is a four phase design:
- Phase one is an epidemiological project that aims to identify a profile of Māori and non-Māori cross-sector service contact five years prior and five years after diagnosis.
- Phase two is documentary analysis of service providers identified in phase one of the project. This process aims to determine characteristics of services associated with best outcomes for Māori with psychosis.
- Phase three is a qualitative exploration of Māori youth and whānau experience of pathways to care and treatment.
- In phase four representatives from the identified health and social services will be invited to participate in focus groups to identify and implement strategies to address the needs of Māori and whānau youth with first episode psychosis.
The study is being conducted by MIHI, in partnership with colleagues in the Christchurch Department of Psychological Medicine and the Wellington Department of Public Health. For further information contact Jenni Manuel (Research Fellow) on 021 279 0794 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Te Uemairangi brochure (PDF)
Medical education research
MIHI began formally contributing to the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Otago, Christchurch in 2002 and has undertaken research with a focus on the role of Medical Education in Māori health advancement.
The place of indigenous health within the medical curriculum
This research argues for the use of evaluation frameworks that are able to draw on the complex interactions between variables that influence the design, implementation and evaluation of indigenous health curricula.
The importance of an indigenous health framework as a core component of an indigenous health curriculum, which promotes transformative practice and community investment within a medical school and broader health environment is noted.
This research offers a counter narrative to those documented within the literature of negative health experiences by indigenous communities.
This research found that an indigenous health medical curriculum can be a vehicle to promote positive health experiences as indigenous community members are re-positioned as key health stakeholders and experts in indigenous health, as opposed to solely 'recipients' of health care.
Application of the Hui Process and Meihana Model to clinical practice
MIHI continues to evaluate the impact of the Hui Process and Meihana Model as Māori health models that are integrated into clinical practice.
This has involved both medical students and health professionals including the Hawkes Bay District Health Board and Plunket (Canterbury).
Educating for equity
This is a collaboration between the University of Otago and the University of Auckland, as well as medical schools from Australia and Canada.
The focus of this project is to identify how medical education can both advocate and be a tool for Māori health advancement by addressing health inequities.
Medical education research publications
Pitama S, Beckert L, Huria T, Palmer S, Melbourne-Wilcox M, Patu M, Lacey C, Wilkinson TJ. The role of social accountable medical education in addressing health inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 2019 Aug 30:1-4.
Huria, T., Palmer, S. C., Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., Ewen, S., & Smith, L. T. (2019). Consolidated criteria for strengthening reporting of health research involving indigenous peoples: the CONSIDER statement. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19(1), 1-9.
Lacey, C., Manuel, J., Schluter, P. J., Porter, R. J., Pitama, S., & Jamieson, H. A. (2019). Sociodemographic, environmental characteristics and comorbidities of older adults with schizophrenia who access community health service support: A national cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 0004867419828480.
Jones, R., Crowshoe, L., Reid, P., Calam, B., Curtis, E., Green, M., Huria, T., Jacklin, K., Kamaka, M., Lacey, C., Milroy, J., Paul, D.,Pitama, S., Walker, L., Webb, G., and Ewen, S. (2019). Educating for indigenous health equity: An international consensus statement. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Online First. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002476
Galloway, A. T., Watson, P., Pitama, S., & Farrow, C. V. (2018). Socioeconomic Position and Picky Eating Behavior Predict Disparate Weight Trajectories in Infancy. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9, 528.
Busaidi, I. S., Huria, T., Pitama, S., & Lacey, C. (2018). Māori Indigenous Health Framework in action: addressing ethnic disparities in healthcare. The New Zealand Medical Journal (Online, 131(1470), 89-93.
Springer, S., Pitama, S., Leslie, K., & Ewen, S. (2018). Putting action into the revised Australian Medical Council standards on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Māori health. The New Zealand Medical Journal (Online, 131(1470), 79-86.
Pitama SG, Palmer SC, Huria T, Lacey C, Wilkinson T. Implementation and impact of indigenous health curricula: a systematic review. Medical education. 2018 Sep;52(9):898-909.
Landers A, Wiseman R, Pitama S, Beckert L. Severe COPD and the transition to a palliative approach. Breathe. 2017 Dec;13(4):310.
Paringatai, K., Pitama, S., Ruru, J. & Keegan, T.T. (2017) Rauaroha: He Tohu Aroha Rau I Te Akoranga. DOI 10.20507. MAI Journal. 2017 6.3.4.
Pitama, S. G., Bennett, S. T., Waitoki, W., Haitana, T. N., Valentine, H., Pahina, J., Taylor, J.E., Tassell-Matamua, N., Rowe, L., Beckert, L., Palmer, S.C., Huria, T.M., Lacey, C.J. & McLachlan, A. (2017). A proposed hauora Māori clinical guide for psychologists: Using the hui process and Meihana model in clinical assessment and formulation. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(3).
Khashram, M., Pitama, S., Williman, J.A., Jones, G.T. & Roake, J. (2017). Survivial Disparity Following Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Highlights Inequality in Ethnic and Socio-economic Status. European Journal of Vascular Endovascular Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2017.08.018
Huria, T. , Palmer, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C. & Pitama, S. (2017) Indigenous health: designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners. BMC Medication Education. 17:180 DOI 10.1186/s12909-017-1019-8.
Sarich, K., & Pitama, S. (2017). Professional development: The impacts of being a'roadshow facilitator'on Indigenous health tertiary students. LIME Good Practice Case Studies Volume 4, 52.
Huria, T., Lacey, C., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., & Pitama, S. (2017). Race and racism: Keynote presentation: Externalising a complicated situation-Teaching racism in an indigenous curriculum: A case study. LIME Good Practice Case Studies Volume 4, 12.
Beckert, L., Wiseman, R., Pitama, S., & Landers, A. (2016). What can we learn from patients to improve their non-invasive ventilation experience?'It was unpleasant; if I was offered it again, I would do what I was told'. BMJ supportive & palliative care, bmjspcare-2016.
Desrosiers, J., Wilkinson, T., Abel, G., & Pitama, S. (2016). Curricular initiatives that enhance student knowledge and perceptions of sexual and gender minority groups: a critical interpretive synthesis. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 7(2), e121.
Harris R, Cormack D, Stanley J, Curtis E, Jones R, Lacey C. Ethnic bias and clinical decision-making among New Zealand medical students: an observational study. BMC Med Educ. 2018; 18(1): 18.
Rudland J, Lacey C, Kenrick K, Tweed M. How do we know that we are assessing the “right things”?"Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Professional Journal, 2017; 18(1): 80-87.
Harris R, Cormack D, Curtis E, Jones R, Stanley J, Lacey C. Development and testing of study tools and methods to examine ethnic bias and clinical decision-making among medical students in New Zealand: The Bias and Decision-Making in Medicine (BDMM) study. BMC Medical Education, 2016; 16(1): 173.
Pitama, S., Huria, T. & Lacey, C. (2014) Improving Māori Health through Clinical Assessment: Waikare o te Waka o Meihana. Viewpoint Article. New Zealand Medical Journal. 2 May 2014
Huria, T., Cuddy, J., Pitama, S., (2014) Working with Racism – Indigenous Nurse's experiences of working in the New Zealand Health System. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. March 4 doi: 10.177.1043659614523991
Huria, T., Lacey, C., Pitama, S.(2013) Friends with benefits: Should Indigenous medical educators involve the Indigenous community in Indigenous medical education?, LIME Good Practice Case Studies vol. 2. The University of Melbourne. ISBN 978 0 7340 4847 9
Pitama, S. Hauora Māori Day. (2013) LIME Good Practice Case Studies. The University of Melbourne. ISBN 987 0 7340 4748 9
Pitama S. "As natural as learning pathology": The design, implementation and impact of indigenous health curricula. [Unpublished doctoral thesis]. Christchurch: University of Otago; 2012.
Huria, T (2012) Hauora Māori – Introduction to Clinical Immersed Learning. LIME Good Practice Case Studies. The University of Melbourne. ISBN 987 0 7340 4748 9
Lacey, C., Huria, T., Beckert, L., Gillies, M. & Pitama, S. (2011) The Hui Process: a framework to enhance the Doctor – Patient relationship with Māori . Viewpoint Article. New Zealand Medical Journal.
Pitama, S., Huria, T., & Lacey, C. (2011). Measuring learning outcomes in Indigenous health: What is working? Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection IV: Medical Education for Indigenous Health: Building the Evidence Base, (pp. 82). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au/content/post-conference-report-2011.
Ewen, S.C, Pitama, S.G., Robertson, K. & Kamaka, M.L. (2011) Indigenous simulated patient programs. A three-nation comparison. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal. Vol 13, No 1, July 2011.
Jones, R., Pitama, S. , Huria,T., Poole, P., McKimm, J., Pinnock, R., Reid, P. (2010) Medical Education to Improve Māori health. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123 (1316), pp 113-22.
Chronic kidney disease
MIHI's interest in this area has developed out of a collaborative relationship with Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer, who is a recipient of the Rutherford Fellowship and a Nephrologist.
Patients' perceptions and experiences of healthcare when preparing for dialysis treatment of end-stage kidney disease
This project is led by Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer with Wendy Cuthill, Nick Cross, Suzanne Pitama, Jessica Cuddy and Alison Tong as co-investigators.
This project is exploring patients' expectations, experiences and perspectives of healthcare services when preparing for dialysis treatment of end-stage kidney disease.
This project is funded through the Royal Society of New Zealand.
“Created Equal”: Investigating health system perspectives of disparities in Aotearoa.
Tania Huria (Senior Lecturer at MIHI) is leading this project that will contribute to her PhD thesis.
Professor Lutz Beckert, Associate Professors Suetonia Palmer and Suzanne Pitama are co-investigators and PhD supervisors for this research.
This research will investigate health system perspectives of disparities for Māori in Aotearoa, using chronic kidney disease as a case study.
Tania has a Health Research Council PhD Scholarship to undertake this research.
Huria T, Palmer S, Beckert L, Williman J, Pitama S. Inequity in dialysis related practices and outcomes in Aotearoa/New Zealand: a Kaupapa Māori analysis. International journal for equity in health. 2018 Dec;17(1):27.
Heart Health: The Hauora Manawa community heart study
MIHI's interest in this area has developed out of whanau history and Māori health inequities in this area.
This led to a collaborative relationship with the Christchurch Heart Institute, which led to Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama and Professor Vicky Cameron as co-investigators in this project.
More information about Heart Health: The Hauora Manawa community heart study
This is a prevalence study investigating cardiovascular disease in Māori and non-Māori in two randomly selected cohorts in Wairoa, Hawkes Bay (Māori cohort only) and Christchurch (Māori and non-Māori). Participants have been assessed at baseline, 2 years and 5 years. This research is currently completing the 5th year follow up analysis.
Heart Health: The Hauora Manawa community heart study publications
Rolston CJ, Conner TS, Stamp LK, Neha T, Pitama S, Fanning N, Janes R, Judd A, Hudson B, Hegarty RM, Treharne GJ. Improving gout education from patients' perspectives: a focus group study of Māori and Pākehā people with gout. Journal of Primary Health Care. 2018 Sep 1;10(3):194-200.
Treharne GJ, Richardson AC, Neha T, Fanning N, Janes R, Hudson B, Judd A, Pitama S, Stamp LK. Education Preferences of People With Gout: Exploring Differences Between Indigenous and Nonindigenous Peoples from Rural and Urban Locations. Arthritis care & research. 2018 Feb;70(2):260-7.
Whalley,GA., Pitama, S., Troughton, RW., Doughty. RN., Gamble, GC., Gillies,T., Wells,JE,, Faatoese,A., Huria, T., Richards, M., & Cameron, VA. (2015) Higher prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in two Māori cohorts: findings from the Hauora Manawa/Community Heart Study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Vol. 39 (1), 26-31. February 2015.
Stamp LK, Wells, JE, Pitama, S, Faatoese, A, Doughty, RN, Whalley, G, Richards, AM, Cameron, VA. (2013) Hyperuricaemia and gout in New Zealand rural and urban Māori and non-Māori communities. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(6), 678-684
Faatoese, A., Pitama, S., Wells J.E., Cameron, V.A. Understanding Cardiovascular Disparities Between Māori And Non-Māori In New Zealand: Is There A Way To Reduce These Disparities? Chapter in Health Disparities: Epidemiology, Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Strategies for Elimination, Nova Publishers, Hauppauge, New York, 2013
Faatoese, A., Pitama, S. , Gillies,T., Robertson,P., Huria, T., Tikao-Mason,K. , Doughty,R., Whalley,G. Richards, M. Troughton, R., Sheerin,I., Wells. J.E., & Cameron, V.A. (2011) A Community screening for cardiovascular risk factors and levels of treatment in a rural Māori cohort. Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
VA Cameron, AF Faatoese, MW Gillies, PJ Robertson, TM Huria, RN Doughty, GA Whalley, AM Richards, RW Troughton, KN Tikao-Mason, JE Wells, IG Sheerin, SG Pitama. (2012) A cohort study comparing cardiovascular risk factors in rural Māori, urban Māori and non-Māori communities in New Zealand. BMJ Open 2012; 2:e000799.
Sheerin, I, Pitama, S, Wells, JE, Faatoese, A, Tikao-Mason, K, Robertson, P, Huria, T, Gillies, T, Doughty, R, Whalley, G, Troughton, R, Richards, M, Cameron, V. (2012) Loose tobacco, ethnicity, smoking choice and quitting - the Hauora Manawa Study. Letter to ANZJPH 2012;36:291-292
Pitama, S., Cameron, V., Huria, T., Tikao-Mason, K., Faatoese, A. & Whalley, G. (2011) Adjusting protocols in clinical research: finding the point of cultural/clinical fusion. Journal of Primary Health Care. Vol 3. No. 1. Pp 72-73
Pitama, S. ,Wells. J.E.,Faatoese, A., Tikao-Mason,K. , Robertson,P., Huria, T., Gillies,T., Doughty,R., Whalley,G. Troughton, R., Sheerin,I., Richards, M. & Cameron, V.A. (2011) A Kaupapa Māori approach to a community cohort study of heart disease in New Zealand. Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Vol 35 No.3 Pp 229-255
VA Cameron, AF Faatoese, MW Gillies, PJ Robertson, TM Huria, RN Doughty, GA Whalley, AM Richards, RW Troughton, KN Tikao-Mason, IG Sheerin, EJ Wells, SG Pitama. How to successfully undertake genetics research in partnership with indigenous Māori Communities. Royal Australasian College of Physicians Congress, 22-25 May 2011, Darwin, Australia. Internal Medicine Journal 2011: 41 (Suppl 2): 4
A Faatoese, S Pitama, M Gillies, P Robertson, R Doughty, G Whalley, M Richards, R Troughton, E Wells, I Sheerin, VA Cameron. Comparison of rates of diagnosed and undiagnosed cardiovascular disease and its risk factors among Māori and non-Māori communities in New Zealand. ESC 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, 28 August - 1 September 2010 (moderated poster) Eur Heart J 31 (Suppl 1): page 747.
Pitama, S., Cameron,V., Huria, T., Gillies. T., Whalley,G., Doughty, R., Richards, M., Faatoese,A., Tikao-Mason, K., Robertson, P. (2010) Hauora Manawa/Heart Health: The community Heart Study. Māori Research Symposium Te Waipounamu: Proceedings Book. ISBN 978-0-473-16461-4 (40% contribution, PI of HRC funded research project by which this chapter was based, led intellectual framing and write up of article.)
A Faatoese, E Wells, S Pitama, M Gilles, R Doughty, R Troughton, M Richards, V Cameron. Screening for Cardiovascular Disease in Māori Communities: The Community Heart Study. In the Proceedings of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, 13-16 August 2009, Sydney, Australia (Poster)
Collaborations with peers in the Hauora IV publication as well as a long-standing relationship with Professor Lutz Beckert (respiratory physician, CDHB) have supported ongoing work in this area.
Respiratory disease publications
Landers, A, Wiseman, R, Pitama, S & Beckert, L. (2015) Patient perceptions of severe COPD and transitions towards death: a qualitative study identifying milestones and developing key opportunities. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 25, 15043; doi:10.1038/npjpcrm.2015.43; published online 9 July 2015
Landers, A., Wiseman, R., Pitama, S. & Beckert, L. Perceptions of patients with very severe COPD towards end-of-life care. Respirology 2014 DOI 10.111/resp12263_5.
Crengle, S., Pink, R. & Pitama, S. (2007) Respiratory Disease in Robson, B. & Harris, R. (eds) Hauora: Māori Standards of Health IV. A study of the years 2000-2005. Wellington: Te Ropu Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pomare. ISBN 978-0-9583 608-1-4. pp 169 – 179
Māori mental health is a priority area within Māori health. Professor Suzanne Pitama and Associate Professor Cameron Lacey have clinical backgrounds in this field, which supports a desire to contribute to this area of research.
Stress cardiomyopathy and earthquakes
Following the Canterbury earthquakes an increase in the number of people presenting to the emergency department with stress cardiomyopathy (takotsubo) was observed. This research in collaboration with colleagues from cardiology, genetics and psychological medicine aims to discover the origins of this intriguing condition.
Lacey CJ, Doudney K, Bridgman PG, George PM, Mulder RT, Zarifeh JJ, et al. Copy number variants implicate cardiac function and development pathways in earthquake-induced stress cardiomyopathy. Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1): 7548
Bridgman PG, Finsterer J, Lacey C, Kimber B, Parkin PJ, Miller AL, Kennedy MA. CTG-repeat expansions in the DMPK gene do not cause takotsubo syndrome. Int J Cardiol 2016;203: 107-8.
Lacey C, Mulder R, Bridgman P, Kimber B, Zarifeh J, Kennedy M, Cameron V. Broken heart syndrome — is it a psychosomatic disorder? J Psychosom Res. 2014;77:158-160
Epilepsy and depression
This work arose out of Associate Professor Cameron Lacey's former position and ongoing collaboration with University of Melbourne. It aims to discover risk factors for psychiatric comorbidity in patients with epilepsy.
Averill IR, Crowe M, Frampton CM, Beaglehole B, Lacey CJ, Jordan J, et al. Clinical response to treatment in inpatients with depression correlates with changes in activity levels and psychomotor speed. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2018; 52(7): 652-9
Lacey CJ, Salzberg MR, D'Souza WJ. What factors contribute to the risk of depression in epilepsy?- Tasmanian Epilepsy Register Mood Study (TERMS). Epilepsia, 2016; 57: 516-522
Lacey CJ, Salzberg MR, D'Souza WJ. Risk factors for depression in community-treated epilepsy systematic review. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2015; 43:1-7
Lacey CJ, Salzberg MR, D'Souza WJ. Serotonin transporter gene x environment and risk of depression in community-treated epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior 2014;39C:33-37
Lacey CJ, Salzberg MR, D'Souza WJ (2014): Risk factors for psychological distress in community-treated epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior. 35:1-5.
Broad mental health kaupapa
Work alongside the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago, Christchurch, student supervision and having a focus on clinical application of Hauora Māori models to psychological practice have driven broad mental health research interests within MIHI.
Pitcher TL, Myall DJ, Pearson JF, Lacey CJ, Dalrymple-Alford JC, Anderson TJ, et al. Parkinson's disease across ethnicities: A nationwide study in New Zealand. Mov Disord. 2018 (Online First).
Inder M, Lacey C, Crowe M. Participation in decision-making about medication: A qualitative analysis of medication adherence. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2018 (Online First).
Wilson L, Crowe M, Scott A, Lacey C. Self-management for bipolar disorder: A discourse analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2018; 27 (1): 349-357.
Wilson L, Crowe M, Scott A, Lacey C. Self-management for bipolar disorder and the construction of the ethical self. Nurs Inq. 2018; 25(3): e12232.
McLeod M, King P, Stanley J, Lacey C, Cunningham R. Ethnic disparities in the use of seclusion for adult psychiatric inpatients in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 2017; 130(1454): 30-9.
Douglas K, Porter R, Crowe M, Inder M, Jordan J, Beaglehole B, Lacey C, Mulder R, Bowie C. Psychosocial and cognitive remediation for recurrent mood disorders: pilot findings and project outline. Bipolar Disord 2015; 17: 87-87.
Groves SJ, Porter RJ, Jordan J, Knight R, Carter JD, McIntosh VV, Fernando K, Frampton CM, Mulder RT, Lacey C, Joyce PR. Changes in neuropsychological function after treatment with metacognitive therapy or cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. Depression and Anxiety, 2015; 32 : 437-444.
Porter, P. Mulder, R. Lacey, C. DSM-5 and the elimination of the major depression bereavement exclusion. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 47 (4), 391-393 (Invited Editorial)
Lacey, C. Differences in patients' perceptions of Schizophrenia between Māori and New Zealand Europeans Aust N Z J Psychiatry, first published on January 5, 2012 doi:10.1177/0004867411432077
Newton-Howes G, Lacey CJ, Banks D. Community treatment orders: The experiences of non-Māori and Māori within mainstream and Māori mental health services. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 2014;49:267-273
Jordan J, Carter JD, McIntosh VW, Fernando K, Frampton C, Porter RJ, Mulder RT, Lacey C, Joyce PR. Metacognitive therapy versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression: a randomized pilot study Aust N Z J Psychiatry, first published on May 8, 2014 doi:10.1177/0004867414533015
Philip J. Schluter, Janet K Spittlehouse, Vicky A Cameron, Stephen Chambers, Richard Gearry, Hamish A Jamieson, Martin Kennedy, Cameron J Lacey, David R Murdoch, John Pearson, Richard Porter, Mark Richards, Paula M L Skidmore, Richard Troughton, Esther Vierck, Peter R Joyce. Canterbury Health, Ageing and Life Course (CHALICE) study: rationale, design and methodology. NZMJ 31 May 2013, Vol 126 No 1375; ISSN 1175 8716
Haitana, T., Pitama, S. & Rucklidge, J. (2010) Cultural biases in the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (III): Testing Tamariki in a New Zealand Sample. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. Vol 39 No 1 Pp 24-35
Cave, T., Robertson, P., Pitama, S. & Huriwai, T. (2008) He Tete Kura: Māori addiction treatment 1980 -2008. Matua Raki. Otautahi, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-473-13542-3
Pitama SG, Robertson PJ, Cram F, & Gillies M. (2007) Meihana Model: Clinical Assessment Framework. New Zealand Journal Of Psychology, 36 (3), Pp 119-126.
Robertson PJ, Haitana T, PJ, Pitama S & Huriwai TT. (2006) A Review of the Workforce Development Literature for Māori in the Alcohol and Other Drug Field in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Drug and Alcohol Review, Pp 25: 1-7.
Robertson PJ, Pitama S, Ahuriri-Driscoll A, Haitana, T, Larsen JJ & Utaii S. (2005) Developing Services in Te Rohe o Ngai Tahu for Māori with Gambling Related Problems. New Zealand Journal of Psychology,34 (1): Pp 28-36.
Schroder, R., Sellman, D. Bagshaw,S., Pitama, S., Frampton, C., Deering, D. & Todd, F. (2004) Factors Affecting Youth Retention in Alcohol and other Drug Treatment: A Review of the Literature. New Zealand Treatment Research Monograph. Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction.
Robertson P, Pitama S, Ahuriri-Driscoll A, Larsen J, Utaii S & Haitana T. A framework for the development of gambling services for Māori in te rohe o Ngai Tahu. Christchurch: He Oranga Pounamu, 2003. (ISBN 09582458 3 5)
Pitama, S (1997) “The effects of traditional and non-traditional adoption practices on Māori mental health” In Adoption and Healing: Proceedings of the International Conference on Adoption and Healing.” New Zealand Adoption Education and Healing Trust. Wellington
Broader Māori Health Kaupapa
MIHI staff have also contributed to a wide range of kaupapa with a focus on Māori health advancement alongside sustained and new research collaborations, these are reflected in ongoing publications.
Schluter PJ, Ahuriri-Driscoll A, Anderson TJ, Beere P, Brown J, Dalrymple-Alford J, David T, Davidson A, Gillon DA, Hirdes J, Keeling S, Kingham S, Lacey C, Menclova AK, Millar N, Mor V, Jamieson HA. Comprehensive clinical assessment of home-based older persons within New Zealand: an epidemiological profile of a national cross-section. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2017; 19(5): 375-385
Pitama, S. Lacey, C. & Huria, T. (2015) Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) in New Zealand: discussion over the last 5 years and where to from here? New Zealand Medical Journal. Vol 128 (1413) pp 9-11.
Pitama S, Cave T, Huria, T, Lacey C, Cuddy J & Frizelle F. (2012) Exploring Māori perspectives on colorectal cancer and screening. New Zealand Medical Journal. 8 June 2012. Vol 125. No 1356.
Pitama S, Ahuriri-Driscoll A, Huria T, Lacey C, Robertson P.(2011) The Value of Te Reo in Primary health Care. Journal of Primary Health Care. 3 (2) pp 123-127
Pitama, S., Huria, T., Beckert, L., Lacey, C. (2011) Assessing the Assessment: cultural competence and understandings of pain. New Zealand Medical Journal. Vol 124. No. 1328. pp 10-12
Cunningham, E., Cameron, VA, Evans, J., Irvine, V., Pitama, S. & Robertson, P. (2007) The development of guidelines for handling samples and specimens collected for research involving Māori . New Zealand Medical Journal. Vol 120 No 1264
Completed Master's thesis: Melbourne, M. (2003) Testing Rongoa for Antimicrobial Activity. Unpublished Master's thesis, School of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, N.Z
Kirk, R., Barnett, P., Clayden, C., Cumming, J., Heckert, K., Penrose, A., Pitama, S., Richards, D., and Siataga, P. (2002) Evalutation of the Pegasus Health Global budget Contract. New Zealand Health Technology Assessment (NZHTA) ISBN 1-877235-40-7
Cram, F. & Pitama, S. (1998) “Ko toku whanau, ko toku mana” in Adair, V & Dixon, R (eds). The Family in Aotearoa New Zealand. Longman pp 130-157
MIHI has a strong emphasis on social accountability related to Māori health advancement.
More information about MIHI's community service
MIHI demonstrates maintains strong relationships with local Kura Kaupapa schools as well as running several free cardiovascular clinics at major events.
MIHI encourages all of its kaimahi to support community activities through membership with the Māori Womens Welfare League and professional bodies such at Te Ora (Māori Doctors Association.)
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Cram, F., Henare, M., Hunt, T., Mauger, J., Pahiri, D., Pitama, S. & Tuuta, C. (2002) Māori and Science Three Case Histories. Monograph. International Research Institute for Māori and Indigenous Education. University of Auckland
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