Māngere Integrated Community Health


September 4, 2011adminCommunities, Samoan0

We wish to have the fear of visiting a doctor removed. This difficulty is extreme for some elders because they cannot speak English.

Many of our people cannot communicate with the doctor, nor the doctor with them.

In some communities the priority is for things other than health.

Many Samoan communities place a priority on funding basic needs, the church, weddings and funerals. This makes sense from a relationships perspective so as the people remain integrated. This is seen as better than engaging in a health and related agency system from which people feel disconnected.

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