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  • Council Statement on Cultural Competence

    Bacal, Kira; Jansen, P (2008-03)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    The code of practice on cultural competence outlines the attitudes, knowledge and skills expected of oral health practitioners in their dealings with all patients.

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  • M??ori Pacific Attitudes Towards Transplantation: Professional Perspectives

    Bacal, Kira; Jansen, D (2009-10)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This report provides a summary of renal departments??? experiences of working with M??ori and Pacific people on transplantation, with a brief summary of renal departments??? views on the reasons for the observed disparities.

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  • He Ritenga Whakaaro: M??ori experiences of health services.

    Jansen, P; Bacal, Kira; Crengle, S (2009-03)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    While M??ori have lower life expectancy, greater morbidity and higher rates of disability, they have less access to health and rehabilitation services than do non-M??ori. The perceptions of M??ori consumers can contribute to understanding how the health system is or is not facilitating their access to health care. This study used both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore these perceptions and was funded by the Health Research Council, the Accident Compensation Corporation and the Ministry of Health. Findings from this research indicate that while most M??ori are getting good service from their health professionals, a sizable number of M??ori patients feel that health workers have negative attitudes towards them. This means they may avoid seeking healthcare in the future. This research points to ways to improve M??ori patients??? use of healthcare services, by focusing on identifying and improving health providers??? attitudes and behaviours. The research was also undertaken to test a survey tool with M??ori consumers.

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  • Best health outcomes for Maori: Practice implications

    Bacal, Kira; Jansen, P (2006-10)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This resource booklet is designed to assist branch advisory bodies and doctors in meeting cultural competence requirements of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA), and to address the health inequalities affecting M??ori. The booklet will complement the Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council)???s Statement on best practices when providing care to M??ori patients and their wh??nau, and Statement on cultural ompetence. The goal of this booklet is to help doctors to achieve greater awareness of the cultural diversity and the place of M??ori in New Zealand, and to assist in incorporating cultural competence for M??ori into continuing education activities, recertification and practice activities such as medical audits.

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  • Punishing the Discipline - the PBRF regime: Evaluating the position of Education - where to from here?

    Smith, R; Jesson, JG (2005)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • University Teaching Reconsidered: Justice, practice,inquiry

    Jesson, Jocelyn; Carpenter, VM; McLean, MA; Stephenson M S; Airini (2010)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Punishing the Discipline: the PBRF Regime

    Jesson, Jocelyn; Smith, RJ (2005)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Nga Kaupapa Here: Connections and Contradictions in Education

    (2008)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Adult and community Education,

    Jesson, Jocelyn (2010)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Re-thinking drowning risk: The role of water safety knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in the aquatic recreation of New Zealand youth

    Moran, Kevin (2006)

    Doctoral thesis
    The University of Auckland Library

    This study evolved from concerns about the number of young people drowning in New Zealand (544 deaths between 1980-1994), the author???s long experience with surf life saving and the suspicion that participation statistics on aquatic recreation do not adequately explain why so many young people drown. It was postulated that the risk of drowning associated with aquatic recreation also was the consequence of many underlying water safety influences that operate at intrapersonal, interpersonal and community levels. Thus the purpose of the study was to obtain comprehensive data on what young people know, think and do about their safety during aquatic recreation. A 25-item questionnaire was designed to survey a randomised sample of New Zealand youth (2202, year 11, 15 ??? 19 year olds) to assess their participation in, knowledge about and behaviour during aquatic recreation. To develop the questionnaire, a conceptual framework was devised that constructed the risk of drowning as a complex phenomenon dependent on how often young people participate in various forms of water-based activities, but largely influenced by their water safety knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, all of which are shaped by social, cultural and demographic variables. Almost all New Zealand youth had taken part in some swimming (98%) or other aquatic activity (94%) in the previous year. Risk of drowning was exacerbated among many students because they had poor water safety skills and knowledge, held unsound water safety attitudes, and often practiced at-risk behaviours. For example, many students estimated that they could not swim more than 100 m (54%), thought that swimming was acceptable at a surf beach after patrol hours (61%), and had swum outside patrol flags (61%) or never worn lifejacket (19%) during aquatic recreation. Taken separately, any one of these dispositions is capable of heightening drowning risk; taken collectively they offer strong explanation as to why youth are at greater risk of drowning than others. When analysed by gender, the lack of water safety knowledge, the prevalence of unsafe attitudes and at-risk behaviours among males was consistent and pronounced. The effect of socio-economic status and ethnicity on these risk-enhancing dispositions was less pronounced, although the data did suggest that the knowledge base of youth from low-decile schools and of Pasifika and Asian ethnicity provided least protective potential in the event of unintentional submersion.

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  • Water safety and Auckland's west coast rock fishers - Final report to the Auckland Regional Council, Surf life Saving Northern and Watersafe Auckland

    Moran, Kevin (2008)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This report is the final evaluation of a 3-year collaborative project between the Auckland Regional Council (ARC), Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSN), and Watersafe Auckland Incorporated (WAI) entitled the West Coast Rock Fishing Safety Pilot Project.

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  • Water safety and Auckland's west coast rock fishers: Initial Report

    Moran, Kevin (2006)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Executive Summary The Auckland Regional Council (ARC), WaterSafe Auckland Inc (WAI) and Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) jointly commissioned this project to address mounting concerns over the increasing number of rock fishing fatalities on Auckland???s west coast. The purposes of the project were threefold: 1) to pilot an on-site rock fishing safety education promotion; 2) to study the demographics, beliefs and behaviours of Auckland???s west coast rock fishers and 3) to make recommendations for future rock fishing safety promotion based on the information obtained.

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  • Swimming ability, water safety education, and drowning prevention

    Brenner, R; Moran, Kevin; Stallman, R; Gilchrist, J; McVan, JT (2006)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    Competence in swimming and water safety are important life skills, especially since exposure to the aquatic environment can threaten human life. However, the relationship between swimming ability and drowning risk is unclear. The purpose of this chapter is to focus attention on specific topics for drowning prevention that should be included in swimming instructions.

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  • Do alcohol and aquatics mix? The context of youth alcohol consumption and aquatic recreation

    Moran, Kevin; Mills, C (2008)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Executive Summary???? Background WaterSafe Auckland Inc (WAI), Alcohol Healthwatch (AHW), Auckland City Communities Living Injury Free (CLIF), Auckland City Community Action on Youth and Drugs (CAYAD) and Youthtown jointly conducted a research project examining the context in which youth alcohol consumption and aquatic recreation occurs given the recent rise in alcohol related youth drownings. The purposes of this project were threefold: 1) to ascertain the personal experiences and observations of youth with regards to the use of alcohol, in on and around water; 2) to examine the contexts, both social and situational, in which alcohol consumption and aquatic activity occurred; 3) To identify at risk behaviours and make recommendations to promote safe practice among youth around water and when engaged in aquatic recreation.

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  • Water safety supervision of young children at beaches

    Moran, Kevin (2007)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This report is the culmination of a collaborative project between the Faculty of Education of The University of Auckland, Surf Lifesaving New Zealand (SLSNZ) and WaterSafe Auckland Incorporated (WAI).

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  • Youth aquatic recreation: The pleasures and pitfalls of an aquatic lifestyle in New Zealand

    Moran, Kevin (2008)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    In an island nation with easy access to water, opportunity for young New Zealanders to recreationally engage in aquatic activity abounds. While participation in aquatic activity is generally perceived as a positive indicator of a healthy lifestyle, it does have attendant negative consequences. Drowning as a consequence of aquatic activity is a significant cause of unintentional death among young New Zealanders. In spite of some evidence of the popularity of aquatic recreation, little is known about the nature of that recreation and its associated risk of drowning. It is the purpose ofthis chapter to ascertain what youth do in the aquatic environment and how their behaviour might exacerbate the risk of drowning inherent in water-based activities.

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  • Water safety and Auckland's west coast fishers- Report 2009

    Moran, Kevin (2009)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This report is an evaluation of the 2009 collaborative project between the Auckland Regional Council (ARC), Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSN), and Watersafe Auckland Incorporated (WAI).

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  • The shaping of swimming and water safety education in New Zealand

    Moran, Kevin (2010)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The book retraces the historical development of swimming and water safety education against an ever changing socio-cultural backdrop by exploring dominant themes from early Maori history, nineteenth century European colonisation, the early twentieth century impacts of global events (including two world wars and the Great Depression), later twentieth century economic prosperity and stability, and concludes with a snapshot of the first decade of the new Millennium with all its attendant educational fluidity and uncertainty. It is hoped that this record will inform not only social and educational historians but also the water safety education and drowning prevention community as they strive to make New Zealand???s aquatic environments safe places to work and play and thus continue our rich aquatic heritage.

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  • Education, Social Justice & the Legacy of Deakin University: Reflections of the Deakin Diaspora

    Tinning, Richard (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Water Safety and Auckland's West Coast Rock Fishers - Follow-up Report

    Moran, Kevin (2007)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    The Auckland Regional Council (ARC), WaterSafe Auckland Inc (WAI) and Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) jointly conducted a follow-up project that built on the pilot rock fishing safety campaign entitled West Coast Fishing Safety initiated in the summer of 2006 to address mounting concerns over the increasing number of fishing fatalities on Auckland???s west coast. The purposes of this second phase of the project were threefold: 1) to continue the on-site rock fishing safety education promotion initiated in 2006; 2) to determine the effect of the project on Auckland???s west coast fishers??? safety practices and beliefs and 3) to make recommendations for future rock fishing safety promotion based on the information obtained.

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