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Dr Maira Patu

Clinical Senior Lecturer, TI Convenor

MBChB(Auckland) FRNZCGP

Email maira.patu@otago.ac.nz

About Maira Patu (Ngai Tahu / Te Arawa)

Maira is a General Practitioner who is based at the Linwood Medical Centre. Maira was part of the Nga Kete Matauranga team who established the first VLCA General Practice in Invercargill and has spent time practicing in South Canterbury and South Auckland.

Maira is involved in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the Hauora Māori curriculum at UOC. Maira is a member of the Hauora Māori Curriculum Sub-committee of the MBChB Curriculum Committee. Maira also contributes to the MIHI post-graduate short courses that support the professional development of health professionals in the Hui Process and Meihana Model.

Maira has a focus on developing curriculum which utilises simulation and draws on local Māori patient experiences in the health system to support transformative practice.

Teaching

Undergraduate medical curriculum

Postgraduate short courses

  • MIHI RMO 301
  • MIHI 501 Clin Psych
  • MIHI 501 RANZCOG
  • MIHI 501 Health Professionals

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Publications

Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., Patu, M., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Philpott, A., Palmer, S. C., & Huria, T. (2021). Implementing an indigenous model of practice. Clinical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/tct.13395

CARI Living Guideline Lipid Work Group including Walker, R., Palmer, S. & Patu, M. (2020). CARI Guidelines: Management of lipid-lowering therapy in CKD. 42p. Retrieved from https://app.magicapp.org/summary/guideline_4689.html

Pitama, S., Huria, T., Patu, M., & Lacey, C. (2020). Impaired wellness in medicine. Medical Education, 55, 4-15. doi: 10.1111/medu.14393

Huria, T., Patu, M., Lacey, C., Philpott, A., Melbourne Wilcox, M., & Pitama, S. (2020). Indigenous health: Designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners [Short communications]. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE): The Virtual Conference. SC4.1.11 (5228). Retrieved from https://amee.org/conferences/amee-2020

Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Huria, T., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Patu, M., & Wilkinson, T. (2020). The role of social accountable medical education in addressing health inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand [Short communications]. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE): The Virtual Conference. SC3.2.2 (5240). Retrieved from https://amee.org/conferences/amee-2020

Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Huria, T., Palmer, S., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Patu, M., Lacey, C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). The role of social accountable medical education in addressing health inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 49(Suppl. 1), 58-71. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1659379

Journal - Research Article

Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., Patu, M., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Philpott, A., Palmer, S. C., & Huria, T. (2021). Implementing an indigenous model of practice. Clinical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/tct.13395

Journal - Research Other

Pitama, S., Huria, T., Patu, M., & Lacey, C. (2020). Impaired wellness in medicine. Medical Education, 55, 4-15. doi: 10.1111/medu.14393

Journal - Research Other

Huria, T., Patu, M., Lacey, C., Philpott, A., Melbourne Wilcox, M., & Pitama, S. (2020). Indigenous health: Designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners [Short communications]. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE): The Virtual Conference. SC4.1.11 (5228). Retrieved from https://amee.org/conferences/amee-2020

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Huria, T., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Patu, M., & Wilkinson, T. (2020). The role of social accountable medical education in addressing health inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand [Short communications]. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE): The Virtual Conference. SC3.2.2 (5240). Retrieved from https://amee.org/conferences/amee-2020

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Huria, T., Patu, M., & Pitama, S. (2019). Whakatere: Decolonising clinical reasoning. In C. Ryan (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network LIME Connection: Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous Health Education. (pp. 86). Melbourne, Australia: The University of Melbourne. Retrieved from https://www.limeconnection.net.au/program/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Patu, M. (2019). Decolonising the discharge summary. In C. Ryan (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network LIME Connection: Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous Health Education. (pp. 87). Melbourne, Australia: The University of Melbourne. Retrieved from https://www.limeconnection.net.au/program/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pitama, S., Patu, M., & Melbourne-Wilcox, M. (2017, July). Utilising the hui process/Meihana Model in clinical practice. Invited presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Conference for General Practice, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

CARI Living Guideline Lipid Work Group including Walker, R., Palmer, S. & Patu, M. (2020). CARI Guidelines: Management of lipid-lowering therapy in CKD. 42p. Retrieved from https://app.magicapp.org/summary/guideline_4689.html

Other Research Output

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