Essay on Characteristics Of A Health Care Professional

1779 Words Aug 31st, 2016 8 Pages
In this essay as a health care professional I will be explaining four important Maori concepts which are Taha Wairua, Te Whare Tapa Wha model, Whakapapa, and Manaakitanga. In relation to these four concepts I will be linking Te Whare Tapa Wha with a key priority in Maori health which is acute rheumatic fever. Thusly, the connection of Te Whare Tapa Wha we will be discussing how the four dimensions of Te Whare Tapa Wha and how rheumatic fever affects these four dimensions in Maori health, relating on how Whanau Ora has been developed to support this and how the tiriti O Waitangi has played in this process.
The four Maori concepts that applies to my practice as nurse are Taha Wairua is spiritual well-being, is the qualities and convictions that decide the way individuals live, the quest for importance and reason in life, and individual personality and mindfulness (Ministry of health,2015). A traditional Maori investigation of physical indications of sickness will concentrate on the Wairua or soul, to figure out if harm here could be a contributing element (Ministry of education, n.d.). It is important to be spiritually aware of my patients and in my practice as a nurse as not looking only on the physical side of the patient but spiritual side will give the best possible care to patients in my practice. In Maori it is the most important requirement in health, Maori have constantly perceived the centrality of Wairua (spiritually) for wellbeing.
Secondly Te Whare Tapa Wha is…

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