AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
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AlterNative An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

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    Published by
    Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
    Volume
    10
    Issue
    2
    2014
    Print ISSN
    1177-1801
    Online ISSN
    1174-1740

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  • Author: 
    Liane Penney
    Author: 
    Helen Moewaka Barnes and
    Author: 
    Tim McCreanor
    Publication Year: 
    2011
    Print ISSN: 
    1177-1801
    Online ISSN: 
    1174-1740
    Volume: 
    7
    Issue: 
    2
    Start Page: 
    73
    End Page: 
    86
    This paper draws on a qualitative action research investigation of the treatment of Māori with ischaemic heart disease, in the course of which interview data were gathered from individual patients and health care providers. Thematic analysis is used to describe clinicians’ discourses around uptake of medical advice by Māori patients. We contrast these views with the experiences of Māori users of health care to highlight differences in the ways the two groups approach the issues. Clinicians widely described Māori patients as non-compliant in relation to their health. Explanations of non-compliance were diverse, ranging from Māori ignorance and poverty to attributions of wilfulness and self-destructiveness. The experiences of Māori patients suggest engaged, proactive and mindful health-seeking— at odds with the predominant clinician discourses. The findings are discussed as a factor in the cultural competence of clinicians to work successfully with Māori, with implications for improved practice and better outcomes for Māori.  
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