Tikanga Guidelines

Te Tai Tokerau Primary Health Organisation supports best practice primary health care delivery across the Northland region. Te Tai Tokerau PHO is a key facilitator to connecting health service relationships.

The aim of this is to provide a guideline for working with Maori in primary health care. It will contribute to providing services that are responsive to Maori rights/ rites, needs and interests.

It is expected that if these ideas are implemented you will contribute to Maori health gain. This guideline is founded on Maori concepts, views of health, Tikanga (Maori values/practices) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

This guideline outlines key principles of Tikanga and provides practical guidelines and processes for all members of the general practice team to follow.

Central to this guideline is the expectation that all users of health services are treated with dignity and respect.

In turn users of health services are expected to behave respectfully.

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