Time of the great Whakaaro: Research dissemination in difficult times

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Heath, Samantha
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Conference Contribution - Oral Presentation
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health promotion
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Spanish Flu Epidemic, 1918-1919
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
research dissemination
healthcare professionals
New Zealand
Heath, S. (2020, October). Time of the great Whakaaro: Research dissemination in difficult times. Paper presented at the Unitec Research Symposium, Te Puna Mt Albert Campus, Unitec Institute of Technology.
A year ago we would never have conceived of the challenge and complexities 2020 would bring to our everyday lives. As healthcare professionals we could never have predicted that we would live through the greatest health emergency in 100 years. To mark this once in a lifetime event, the Healthcare team will be presenting a non-conference conference event, ‘Time of the great Whakaaro’. Contributors have been invited to share their scholarly thinking, reflections, clinical practice experience and research ideas related to the covid-19 lockdown experience. Our intention is to document the experience of being health professionals experiencing events of historical magnitude and to mark for all time what we did, what we thought, what ideas were provoked. Our work will be published in ePress so that generations to come can read our first hand accounts. Our responses to the emergency are to be explored using the matauranga Māori Te whare tapa wha model of health. Our presentation will show how Taha tinana (physical well-being); Taha whanau (family and social); Taha hinengaro (mental and emotional) and Taha wairua (spirit) provide a way to communicate the extraordinary experiences of our students and staff. We will also show how our proposed event responds to the challenge laid down by Tūāpapa Rangahau to find possibilities and ways disseminate our work despite the restrictions of covid-19.
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