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Health, Wellbeing and Environment in Aotearoa New Zealand

Health, Wellbeing and Environment in Aotearoa New Zealand provides students and with a sound introduction to the concepts of health and wellbeing within the New Zealand environment. The book is informed by current issues and debate, examines the cultural, political, social and environmental contexts of health, and is written to foster critical thinking and analysis. Key Features: Engaging and accessible writing style to suit undergraduate readership Case studies provide examples of cross-disciplinary interactions that illustrate the content of the chapter, and give a focus for class, tutorial or group discussion and debate. Lenses and critical questions encourage insight into and critique of health and disability, professional practice and environmental issues within the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. They provide frameworks for reflection, review and debate.
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Table of Contents

1. Context and Thinking2. Context, Perspectives and Groups3. Environmental Worldviews4. A Maori Worldview5. Uban Issues6. Water, Soil and Food7. Climate Change8. Biodiversity9. Political Context of Aotearoa New Zealand10. Social Context11. Experiences of Health and Wellbeing12. The Treaty of Waitangi and Health Outcomes within Aotearoa13. Iwi and Marae Development14. Media and Technology15. Gender and Wellbeing16. Approaches to Healthcare Provision17. Interprofessional and Consumer Focus18. Delivery of Services and Experiences in Aotearea New Zealand

About the Author

Susan Shaw is Associate Dean (Undergraduate) and a director of the National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (NCIPECP) within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at AUT. Her research interests include quality education and clinical practice along with the responses of patients and health professionals towards experiences of chronic illness and disability. Her doctorate explored chronic pain in nursing education. W. Lindsey White is Head of the School of Interprofessional Health Studies at AUT University. Dr White's research interests are in seaweed utilisation, both by humans and by marine herbivores. Bron Deed is a psychodynamically trained registered psychotherapist in private practice, with a particular interest in the field of trauma. She has a background in healthcare and education, and her current area of professional development is in grief and palliative care.

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