Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

The Treaty of Waitangi and Healthcare


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Please note: Distance learning participants may be joining this session via Webinar.

The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a founding document of Aotearoa-New Zealand. This course encourages learners with little or no previous knowledge to explore the reality of the Treaty, the issues it presents for healthcare, and its implications for practitioners and services in the broader healthcare setting.

• Overview of the Treaty
• Facts and myths
• The Treaty and health
• Developing practice

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Develop a balanced overview of the development of the Treaty
• Explore the meaning of the Treaty and identify some of the common and less common myths and facts
• Understand some of the key issues in healthcare presented by the Treaty
• Process the implications of the Treaty in their own healthcare context

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Māori
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Professional and Personal Development


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