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Supporting seclusion reduction for Māori

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There is an unacceptable difference in the number of Māori who are treated with seclusion compared to non-Māori in acute mental health inpatient units in New Zealand.

This report presents findings from a small study completed by Māori Caucus, Te Ao Māramatanga of Māori mental health nurses who have worked in acute mental health inpatient units in New Zealand, with a specific focus on reducing the use of seclusion on Māori.



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Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.

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