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    Understanding a person-centred approach to support people living with long-term conditions or disability navigate health and social support systems. 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 II
    Subject Community Health Care
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    CMHC 211
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Paper runs subject to numbers.

    Limited to those who have completed CMHC 211.


    Professor Leigh Hale (

    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.

    eBook available through the University Library

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

    eBook available through the University Library

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Understand the overall structure of the health and social system in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
    2. Understand the role of family/whānau for people living with long term conditions/disability.
    3. Understand and apply the principles of health behaviour change and supported self-management.
    4. Identify characteristics of effective teams and understand the place of conflict management in effective teamwork.
    5. Appreciate the different perspectives of successful outcome and how conflicting objectives of care can be managed.
    6. Apply the process of evidence-based practice to influence and guide health and disability care policy and practice for the management of disability and long-term conditions.
    7. Recognise the key characteristics of a good care management plan for people living with long term conditions/disability (including appropriate documentation and outcome evaluation) might be.
    8. Understand the roles of specific health professions within the NZ health system.
    9. Understand the special importance of paid employment for people living with long term conditions and disability and how to address barriers to paid employment.


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
    B1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22
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