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Published: 11 September 2012

Authors: Ihimaera, L., & Maxwell-Crawford, K.

This report examines how to deliver health equality for Māori and a workforce that demonstrates cultural competence. It is one of 13 forecasts commissioned by Health Workforce New Zealand to build a picture of the future health workforce.

Conclusions include:

  • clinical and cultural competence are inseparable
  • greater integration of cultural competence will enhance Māori engagement and access to healthcare
  • set up a Māori workforce development centre of excellence.