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    Understanding the perspectives of disabled people and people living with long-term conditions and the health and social support systems they will need to access. Relevant to generic non-professional roles within the wider healthcare industry.

    Do you believe that health care is a right for all? Do you wish to assist and empower people living with disability or long-term conditions to live more connected, quality and healthier lives? This paper will help you understand what it is like to live with a long-term disability or health condition and what health and social support systems are available. More importantly it will build your skills to help enable people to navigate the health system and access the care they need.

    About this paper

    Paper title Enabling Wellness and Ability I
    Subject Community Health Care
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    108 points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Paper runs subject to numbers.


    Teaching staff

    Professor Leigh Hale

    Associate Professor Fi Graham

    Dr Rachelle Martin

    Teaching Arrangements

    The paper is taught via interactive lectures and tutorials.


    Higgs J. Health practice relationships. Rotterdam: Sense. 2014.

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    Dean SG; Siegert RJ; Taylor WJ. Interprofessional Rehabilitation: a person-centred approach. Hoboken: Wiley 2012.

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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical Thinking, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Scholarship, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Research, Ethics, Teamwork, Self-Motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will through a Te Tiriti o Waitangi equity lens:

    1. Demonstrate an attitude towards disabled people and people with long-term conditions that respects the individual and fosters a client-centred approach.
    2. Understand the epidemiology of long-term conditions and disability in New Zealand.
    3. Understand the concept of wellness and the role of healthy lifestyles to perpetuate wellness for people living with a long-term condition or disability.
    4. Critically debate and discuss the different models of health care - for example, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-based biopsychosocial model, the social model, the recovery model for mental health, and Māori and Pacific models of health care.
    5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of how non-health factors affect the experience of living with a long-term condition and disability.
    6. Critically understand the interaction between mental, emotional and physical health and the effect that this may have on being disabled
    7. Critically reflect on what it means to live a successful and meaningful life.
    8. Understand and apply ethical decision making and discuss the principles of collaborative practice.
    9. Critically understand the process of goal-setting and the evaluation of outcome


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
    B1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 13:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42
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