Te Kupenga Hauora Māori

Integrative review of indigenous perspectives on quality primary health care


Kyle Eggleton
Anneka Anderson


Te Kupenga Hauora Maori

Project code: MHS062

Quality primary health care is a value laden concept in which Western concepts tend to dominate the literature. In this project we intend to undertake an integrative review of that summarises indigenous concepts of quality primary health care. An integrative review is a research method that summarises the extant literature on a particular topic in order to develop more in-depth understanding. Integrative reviews allow for the inclusion of a wide range of different methodologies. The summer student project will involve analysis of a number of papers drawn from a systematic search of the literature around quality and primary health care. Inclusion criteria include papers utilising indigenous methodologies. The studies will be evaluated using a structured approach and themes developed from the evaluation.

The intention of the summer student project is to draft a paper for publication in an appropriate journal.

This project would suit a student interested in indigenous health and Kaupapa Maori research. Skills learnt include undertaking integrative reviews, critical analysis and paper writing.