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Māori with cancer - the role of primary care

The aim of the proposed study is to develop a framework for integrated care across primary, secondary and palliative cancer care services in order to improve co-ordination of treatment and support services for Māori experiencing cancer. The objectives are to:

  1. Identify Māori priorities for service delivery throughout the cancer care pathway from diagnosis.
  2. Investigate the potential role of primary care providers in facilitating continuous, comprehensive and co-ordinated care across the cancer trajectory for Māori with cancer and their whānau.
  3. Document current service delivery in the primary, secondary and palliative cancer care areas and opportunities for strengthened integration.
  4. Develop a framework for integrated cancer care.

January 2010



  • Professor Chris Cunningham
  • Massey University, NZ
  • Professor Mason Durie
  • Massey University, NZ
  • Teresea Olsen
  • Cheryl Davies
  • Kokiri Marae
  • Edith McNeill
  • Te Whanau o Waupareira Trust
  • Nicola Ehau
  • Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board
  • Cheryl Goodyer
  • Wayne Naylor
  • Capital & Coast District Health Board
  • Lucy Meldrum
  • Auckland District Health Board
  • Monica O'Reilly
  • Hutt Valley District Health Board
  • Kate Gellatly
  • Te Omanga Hospice
  • Fiona Pearson
  • Cancer Society of New Zealand


  • Health Research Council of New Zealand