Assessing Hauora Māori in Medical Students in Clinical Settings
The overarching goal of this project was to develop effective assessment methods, tools and staff development processes that can be broadly used to assess Māori health competencies in clinical settings.
The interventions used in the project demonstrated limited effectiveness in improving learners’ attitudes and beliefs, engagement, and satisfaction with cultural competence. This lack of change challenges several assumptions about how these issues can be resolved. Indeed, the strength of the methodology used in this project was that it was able to identify the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of strategies which might otherwise have been assumed to resolve this issue.
Overall, this research shows:
1. the importance of explicitly assessing competency in Hauora Māori when such competence is part of the graduate profile - despite the difficulty involved in doing so - cannot be overstated.
2. that many teaching staff and clinical supervisors lack confidence in teaching or assessing cultural competence, and need opportunities to further develop in this area.
3. that strong commitment to cultural competence teaching and assessment is necessary at the institutional level.
A resource was also developed that explores these key findings, proposes what an effective cultural competence assessment programme might look like, and presents some key questions that educators and organisations might consider when developing a cultural competence assessment programme.
Two outputs are available from this project: a research report and a summary guide.
This project was launched at Tuia te Ako 2013
- practitioners working with Māori learners
- support services
- health educators.
- Dr Rhys Jones (Project Leader), University of Auckland
- Dr Mark Barrow, University of Auckland
- Associate Professor Philippa Poole, University of Auckland
- Associate Professor Papaarangi Reid, University of Auckland
- Dr Sue Crengle, University of Auckland
$124,597 GST exc
Jones, R., Poole, P., Barrow, M., Reid, P., Crengle, S., Hosking, J, & Shulruf, B. (2013). Assessing Hauora Māori in Clinical Settings with Medical Students: Ideas for Implementing Change. Wellington: Ako Aotearoa
The report from this project is published under the Creative Commons 3.0 New Zealand Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike Licence (BY-NC-SA/3.0-NZ). Under this licence you are free to copy, distribute, display and perform the work as well as to remix, tweak, and build upon this work non-commercially, as long as you credit the author/s and license your new creations under the identical terms.