Te puna wai kōrero - The role of tohunga; Winston Maniapoto.

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Tono kōrero mai

To achieve a balance between Māori traditional healing practices, and the ethics of modern science and medicine, and the place of the tohunga, whanau and kaumatua within the health system was the theme of a talk given by Winston Maniapoto.

He is a kaumatua in the field of psychiatric nursing having started his career thirty years ago as a psychiatric nurse at Tokānui Hospital.

He talks about his experiences with Forensic Psychiatric Services in Auckland and relates a story of a prison inmate was overcome with visitations and hallucinations, where the only way to deal with his illness was the Māori way because, he said, "His illness was mate Māori".

He talks about the role of the tohunga in modern psychiatric nursing and partnership with other health professionals

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Year 1994

Reference number 42632

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Williams, Haare, 1940-, Host
Maniapoto, Winston, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:00:00

Date 03 Sep 1994

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