Reconnecting whānau: Pathways to recovery for Māori with bipolar disorder

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dc.contributor.author Waitoki, WW en
dc.contributor.author Nikora, Linda en
dc.contributor.author Harris, P en
dc.contributor.author Levy, M en
dc.coverage.spatial The University of Auckland, New Zealand en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-07T22:09:45Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014, Conference held at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 25 Nov 2014 - 28 Nov 2014. Proceedings of the International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. 147-154. 2015 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978- 0- 9864622- 6- 9 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39215 en
dc.description.abstract While Māori are known to experience a higher burden of mental health and addiction problems compared to non- Māori (Baxter, 2008), little exploratory research has been conducted into Māori experiences of bipolar affective disorder. Bipolar disorder is at times regarded as a “life sentence”, with little hope of recovery. The recovery- focused mental health literature, however, argues wellness is achievable for even the most intractable conditions (Lapsley, Nikora, & Black, 2002; Mental Health Commission, 2001). The aim of this research was to gather information about the experiences of Māori who were diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder. Interviews were conducted with 22 Māori wāhine (women) and tāne (men), and using thematic analyses, themes relevant to their life stories were uncovered. This research sought to contribute to the realisation of Māori potential by explicitly shifting from deficit- focused frameworks to a focus on systemic factors that infl uenced Māori wellbeing. Highlights were that whānau (participants) who were connected with friends, partners and family were motivated to achieve wellness and to stay well. en
dc.publisher Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga en
dc.relation.ispartof International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject mental health en
dc.subject disparities en
dc.subject whänau ora en
dc.subject intergenerational trauma en
dc.title Reconnecting whānau: Pathways to recovery for Māori with bipolar disorder en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 147 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga holds copyright for the full Proceedings while individual authors hold copyright for their own articles. en
pubs.author-url http://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/sites/default/files/IIDRC%202014%20Proceedings.pdf en
pubs.end-page 154 en
pubs.finish-date 2014-11-28 en
pubs.start-date 2014-11-25 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 713340 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Maori and Pacific Studies en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-11-16 en


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