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Pae Herenga study contribution

Pae Herenga

Pae Herenga study contribution

Cranford Hospice supported the Pae Herenga study, which looked at Māori end-of-life cultural customs.

The research was led by Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell and looked at cultural traditions and rituals for Māori at end of life. These results will be developed into an educational online resource to assist in giving culturally appropriate care for Māori at the end of their life.

Cranford Hospice have been heavily involved in this study, helping recruit participants, including some of our own colleagues. Anita Rarere, our Kaitakawaenga (Māori Support Liaison), was also a regional research collaborator on this project. Clinical Services Director Katie Durbin was honoured to support this research.

“It’s incredibly important to me, and to the team at Cranford Hospice that we deliver care based on what matters most to the patient and their whānau. This study will help to enhance the knowledge of health professionals across many disciplines about what culturally appropriate care for Māori looks like.”

PICTURED: Katie Durbin (middle left) and Anita Rarere (middle right) at a Pae Herenga hui in Hastings to launch the online resource.