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dc.contributor.authorNikora, Linda Waimarie
dc.contributor.authorHodgetts, Darrin
dc.contributor.authorCarlson, Teah
dc.contributor.authorTongi, Lolohea
dc.contributor.authorWen Li, Wendy
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at University of Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-11T04:14:41Z
dc.date.available2012-05-11T04:14:41Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationNikora, L. W., Hodgetts, D., Carlson, T., Tongi, L., & Li, W. (2010). Māori, Tongan and Chinese households: Medications and elder care. In J. S. Te Rito & S. M. Healy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Traditional Knowledge Conference 2010 (pp. 251-258). Auckland: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga: New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/6320
dc.description.abstractResearch reveals that medicines are frequently not taken as intended, stockpiled for future use, discontinued when symptoms fade or passed to others. Medications are material objects with therapeutic uses that enter into and take on meaning within people’s lives. In this way they are culturally embedded phenomena that carry meanings and shape social relationships and practices. The symbolic meanings given to medications and cultural relations are important for understanding variations in medication practices. Households with elders often contain more medications and have more complex age-related medical conditions. In households where members are engaged in the reciprocation of care among two or three generations, medications within and between these relationships take on a range of dynamic meanings. In this paper, we explore how interactions between household members affect medicines-taking practices of elders and their families from three cultural groups: Māori, Tongan and Chinese. This research was funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNgā Pae o te Māramatangaen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/sites/default/files/NPM2010TraditionalKnowledgeConferenceProceedings.pdfen_NZ
dc.rights© The Authors 2010en_NZ
dc.subjectmedicationsen_NZ
dc.subjecthomeen_NZ
dc.subjecttraditional medicineen_NZ
dc.subjectcultural relationshipsen_NZ
dc.subjectflowen_NZ
dc.subjecteldercareen_NZ
dc.titleMāori, Tongan and Chinese households: Medications and elder careen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contributionen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfProceedings of the 4th International Traditional Knowledge Conference 2010: Kei Muri i Te Kāpara He Tangata Kē Recognising, Engaging, Understanding Differenceen_NZ
pubs.begin-page251en_NZ
pubs.elements-id19723
pubs.end-page258en_NZ
pubs.finish-date2010-06-09en_NZ
pubs.start-date2010-06-06en_NZ


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