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COVID-19: implications for our practice

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Practice for working effectively with Māori during COVID-19

Summary of guidance for working effectively with Māori.

Summary of guidance

Practice area Applying it in our practice Resources
Alert Level 4: Maintaining mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga practice through COVID-19 (PDF 220 KB)

How household isolation is reducing their ability to be protective through added barriers such as socio-economic disadvantages and no access to natural whakapapa and whanaungatanga multi-household networks of support.

How we maintain te reo me ōna tikanga engagement processes through virtual communications.

Continuing to involve extended whānau networks in assessment, decision-making and interventions.

Working more closely with Iwi/Māori service providers who hold trusting whakapapa and whanaungatanga relationships and have access.

Working effectively with Māori

Mana tamaiti objectives in practice — Practice for working effectively with Māori

Practice standard: Whakamana te tamaiti

Te Toka Tūmoana

COVID-19 funerals and tangihanga – Ministry of Health

COVID-19 information for Māori — Te Puni Kōkiri

COVID-19 advice for Māori — Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā

COVID-19 response — Whānau Ora

Māori health data and stats — Ministry of Health

Te Ao Māori News

Māori terminology for COVID-19 — Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

Alert Level 2: Maintaining mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga during COVID-19 (PDF 135 KB)

While we can visit tamariki and whānau during Alert Level 2 (following the health and hygiene must-do’s), whānau will be managing their own transition in different ways

Many will be returning easily to increase socialising and contact with others while some may be fearful or have more vulnerable factors causing them to move more slowly or require support to manage this change

Given the history of Māori with pandemics and the increased health and socio-economic disparities it is important to practise in mana-enhancing ways as we all progress towards a new type of normality

Other resources

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