A new video is calling for Māori new graduate nurses to consider entering primary health care to help make a difference to whānau.
The Karangahia te Ata video is a collaboration between the National Hauora Coalition primary health organisation and Māori nursing and midwifery workforce development group Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō.
The video promotes new nurses to consider entering primary health care straight from nursing school and particularly to join Māori health providers.
Speakers featured on the video includes National Hauora Coalition Trust chair Dame Tariana Turia, who says Māori providers deliver a whānau ora model of care that all primary health care providers could learn from.
“Māori nurses and Māori providers are the people who can bring all the pieces together and support whānau to navigate through the systems to achieve their own wellness.”
It also includes advice from the nursing school leader Ngaira Harker, a NETP co-ordinator and Māori nurses talking about career paths in primary care including prescribing and becoming a nurse practitioner
You can view the video here