Asthma education in primary care

Māori and Pacific peoples in New Zealand are disproportionately...

September 2015

Smoking cessation beyond the ABC: Tailoring strategies to high-risk groups

Smoking rates are declining in New Zealand as more and more...

October 2014

Upfront - Sudden unexpected death in infancy: Where are we now?

The incidence of SUDI has declined significantly since public...

November 2013

Smoking prevention and cessation in adolescents: Changing futures, saving lives

On average, New Zealanders who smoke try their first cigarette...

June 2013

Encouraging smoke-free pregnancies: the role of primary care

One in ten New Zealand women smoke during pregnancy and this...

February 2013

Bronchiectasis: rates still increasing among Pacific peoples

Bronchiectasis is a lung disease characterised by irreversible...

September 2012

Bronchiolitis in infants

Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection...

September 2012

Addressing weight issues in young people and families in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most overweight countries in the world....

August 2012

Disparities in the use of medicines for Māori

Recent research into the use of medicines in New Zealand has...

August 2012

How to plan a catch-up immunisation

Although immunisation rates among Māori and Pacific peoples...

August 2012

Managing skin infections in Māori and Pacific families

Compared to other developed countries, New Zealand has one of...

August 2012

The management of community acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia is a significant cause of hospitalisation and mortality...

August 2012

Diagnosis and management of COPD in Māori and Pacific peoples

COPD disproportionately affects Māori and Pacific peoples...

April 2012

Gout: an alarm bell for diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Counties Manukau DHB Māori Gout Action Group have identified...

August 2011

Building cultural competence: the Medical Council's direction

The New Zealand Medical Council's approach to cultural com...

August 2011

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment: what are the PHO Performance Programme indicators and how are they best achieved?

The PHO Performance Programme is a quality improvement initiative...

August 2011

The medical management of gout revisited

Gout has a significant impact on Māori in New Zealand. Management...

August 2011

Upfront: Meeting the needs of children and young people in New Zealand who have been abused and neglected

Nearly one quarter of New Zealand children and young people...

August 2011

Rheumatic fever in Māori: what can we do better?

In New Zealand, acute rheumatic fever is now almost exclusively...

August 2011

Whānau Ora: the theory and the practice

The Honourable Tariana Turia, Minister Responsible for Whānau...

August 2011

Increasing the uptake of breast screening

Significant progress has been made in increasing the rate of...

February 2011

Upfront: Traditional healing and mental health: measuring the effectiveness of rongoa

Professor Sir Mason Durie writes about traditional healing (rongoa)...

June 2010

Substance misuse and addiction in Māori

It is estimated that substance misuse and other addictions are...

June 2010

Suicide prevention in Māori youth

The rate of suicide in young Māori males is higher than...

June 2010

PHO Performance Programme - high needs populations

The PHO Performance Programme recognises the increased health...

June 2010

Recognising and managing mental health problems in Māori

Mental health problems are common in Māori, yet there is...

June 2010

Smoking related cancer morbidity and mortality

The majority of people with cancer will initially present to...

December 2009

Breast screening - achieving equity

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in New Zealand...

November 2009

Cervical smears - achieving equity

After the introduction of the National Cervical Screening Programme,...

September 2009

Childhood asthma programme summary

Te huango o te tamaitiA short overview of childhood asthma,...

July 2009

Are whānau paying the right amount for pharmaceuticals and health services?

He tika te utu rongoā, te utu ratonga hauora rānei? Cost...

July 2009

About this journal

Kupu Whakataki Welcome to BPJ 22, our second journal focused...

July 2009

Introduction to adult depression

Mental disorders are extremely common with over one third of...

July 2009

Free smoking cessation training for health professionals

Akoranga aukati kai paipaA brief overview of how and where to...

July 2009

Smoking cessation for Māori

Te aukatinga kai paipa Encouraging Māori who smoke to...

July 2009

Oral health

Oranga niho Overall, oral health in New Zealand has improved...

July 2009

One Heart Many Lives

He manawa takitahi, he iwi takitini “One Heart Many Lives”...

July 2009

Making a difference in chronic kidney disease

Mate tākihi ukiuki Chronic kidney disease affects approximately...

July 2009

Takin’ it to the people - successful initiatives in Māori health

Tohatohaina atu ki te iwi - He kaupapa hauora Māori angituSome...

July 2009

Inequalities in asthma prevalence morbidity and mortality

Māori and Pacific children with asthma suffer more severe...

May 2009

Guide to asthma management in children

To compliment the childhood asthma decision support tool. This...

May 2009

Bronchiolitis update

Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection...

April 2009

Upfront: The unequal impact of cancer.

Cancer has a significant and disproportionate impact on Māori,...

December 2008

Engaging patients in managing cardiovascular risk

Once a patient understands their CVD risk, the next step is...

October 2008

Improving Māori health - increased awareness of issues

Feedback on a survey of GPs about Māori health issues

August 2008

Manaakitanga Tikanga related to food healthy kai.

Advice on Māori customs and protocols relating to food.

August 2008

Māori mental health

Improving Māori mental health is a government health priority....

June 2008

Upfront: Reducing inequalities in asthma care for children

Reducing inequalities in asthma care for children.

June 2008

Update: Gout in the Māori community

Gout is a significant health issue for Māori. This article...

May 2008

Upfront: Diverse realities of Māori

Māori have poorer health outcomes, die younger and have...

May 2008

Why we still need to think of rheumatic fever

Māori living in the upper North Island have one of the...

May 2008

Practical solutions for improving Māori health

So what can primary healthcare professionals do about disparities...

May 2008

Snippets: Varenicline & Smoking

Varenicline and suicidal behaviour. Wider access to quit cards.The...

May 2008

Disparities in care

Data shows that Māori have a greater burden of illness,...

May 2008

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Māori

Cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes are major causes...

May 2008

Demystifying Rongoā Māori: Traditional Māorihealing

Rongoā Māori is an important aspect of health care...

May 2008

Asthma and chronic cough in Māori children

Māori children with asthma have greater hospital admission...

May 2008

Dilemmas: Exploring the everyday experiences of older Māori and their medication

When prescribing for older Māori people, it is important...

February 2008

Upfront: Impacts of an ageing population on New Zealand society

A Māori perspective on impacts on New Zealand society of...

February 2008

Update of New Zealand smoking cessation guideline

The recently overhauled New Zealand smoking cessation guideline...

December 2007

A Māori/Pacific nursing service in a mainstream PHO

A PHO shares its experience and outcomes of establishing a unique...

December 2007

Lipid Testing for People with Cardiovascular Disease

November 2007

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome affects approximately 1 in 10 people,...

October 2007

Making Ethnicity Data Count

Knowing ethnicity allows us to have a more comprehensive and...

October 2007

Gout - Hit the target

Gout is an arthritis caused by the inflammatory response to...

September 2007

Opportunistic interventions in primary care can reduce stroke risk

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in New Zealand, after...

April 2007

Improving the care of children with asthma

Studies suggest that the majority of children with asthma do...

December 2006

“What is Māori Patient-Centred Medicine for Pakeha GPs?”

Recently bpacnz programme developer Dr Trevor Walker interviewed...

October 2006

Introduction to Te Ao Māori

For many general practitioners Māori Health information...

February 2006

Providing Palliative care to Māori

This guide examines Māori perspectives on death and dying...

January 2006

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