Support for Māori whānau
Ka hikoi tahi tātou me ngā whānau. We walk together as one with the whānau.
Kaitakawaenga (Māori Liaison) service
Our Kaitakawaenga is available to work closely with Māori patients and whānau when they are referred into our service. The Kaitakawaenga can help whānau understand more about what palliative care is and what Mary Potter Hospice does.
We practice manaaki tangata and will awhiawhi patients and whānau. It is important to the Kaitakawaenga that patients and whānau are well cared for, and are aware of choices, services and resources. We understand Māori are diverse people.
Our Kaitakawaenga service includes:
- Helping whānau settle into service
- Visiting patients and whānau at home
- Helping to ensure that care is well coordinated
- Providing bereavement support and tautoko when preparing for tangihanga
- Connecting whānau to other Māori services and networks that may be helpful
- Future thinking, planning support and advice
- Being a neutral person to kōrero with as change happens.
Please speak to a Hospice staff member or phone your nearest community base if you would like to share a kōrero with a Kaitakawaenga.
- Mary Potter Hospice Kaitakawaenga brochure – Read more about our Kaitakawaenga service
- Te Ipu Aronui – A website that provides resources and videos to support Māori whānau to provide care to adults and kaumātua at end of life, as well as take care of whānau at the same time
- Kia Kōrero | Let’s Talk Advance Care Planning – A website that provides tools and information to help you think about, talk about and plan for you and your whānau’s future care
- Te Hokianga ā Wairua | End of Life Service – A website that has information about what to do, and services that might be available to you following the death of a whānau member