Due the effects of colonisation and related exposures to adverse social circumstances, Māori experience disproportionately poor physical health. People with psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, are also more likely than the general population to experience a range of adverse physical health conditions, often related to side effects of antipsychotic medications. However, little is known about the physical health and healthcare experience of Māori with psychosis.
Te Pu Korokoro is a four-phase mixed methods research project, led by Cameron Lacey, with the following aims:
1. Describe the physical health of Māori with psychosis.
2. Describe the physical health care received by Māori with psychosis.
3. Describe the health and healthcare needs of Māori with psychosis.
4. Develop policy and service recommendations to improve the physical health of Māori with psychosis.
We are currently performing data analyses for Phases 1 and 2, and look forward to working with many wonderful and engaged stakeholders to leverage our findings into action which improves the physical health of Māori with psychosis.
To find out more please get in touch with Nathan or Cameron.