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New light through old windows: nurses, colonists and indigenous survival.
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PMID:  23016736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
McKILLOP A, SHERIDAN N and ROWE D. Nursing Inquiry 2012 [Epub ahead of print] New light through old windows: nurses, colonists and indigenous survival The aim of this study was to explore the influences, processes and environments that shaped the practice of European nurses for indigenous New Zealand (NZ) Māori communities who were being overwhelmed by introduced infectious diseases. Historical data were accessed from multiple archival sources and analysed through the lens of colonial theory. Through their work early last century, NZ nurses actively gained professional status and territory through their work with Māori. By living and working alongside Māori, they learned to practise in new ways that influenced Māori health. By developing a new role in new professional territory, nurses extended their practice to include health promotion as well as disease prevention. Māori survival from epidemics improved, and the population grew over that period. For Māori, however, Eurocentric care alleviated their immediate health problems, but the detrimental impact of the mechanisms of colonisation overall has continued to the present day.
Ann McKillop; Nicolette Sheridan; Deborah Rowe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing inquiry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-1800     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Inq     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505881     Medline TA:  Nurs Inq     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
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