Treaty of Waitangi

Essay:

Length: 3000 words maximum

Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) has been described as the founding document of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the key to good health (1,2). In this essay assignment:

– Briefly describe te Tiriti o Waitangi in historical and contemporary contexts
– Critically discuss how breaches of te Tiriti have influenced health outcomes for Māori
– Briefly describe how te Tiriti could inform interventions to reduce and eliminate health inequities between Māori and non-Māori.

1. Brewer K M Andrews, W J. Foundations of equitable speech-language therapy for all: the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori health. Speech, Language and Hearing, 2016; 19(2), 87-95.
2. Orange C. The treaty of Waitangi. 1997, Wellington: Bridget Williams Books

Extra relevant articles:
– Defining equity in health in Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health – by Braveman, P 2003-4-1
– Good Governace: The Case of Health Equity in ‘Always speaking’: the Treaty of Waitangi and public policy
Chapter by Reid, Papaarangi
– Te Tiriti o Waitangi and community development – by Mairehe, Tankersley 2012
– What is Driving the Disparities? in Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand – by Robson, Bridget
– Social conditions, health equity, and human rights in Health and Human Rights Journal – by Braveman, Paula
– Foundations of equitable speech-language therapy for all: The Treaty of Waitangi and Māori health in Speech, Language and Hearing -by Brewer, Karen M.; Andrews, Waimirirangi (Jean) 2016-04-02
– ‘Always speaking’: the Treaty of Waitangi and public policy – by Tawhai, Veronica M. H.; Gray-Sharp, Katarina

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