This policy provides guidance and direction to all staff at Face Doctors which will enable our organisation to meet our obligations and responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi. '
The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti O Waitangi) was signed in 1840 by Tribal Nations of Aotearoa in partnership with the crown.
Signatories agreed to four provisions:
Article 1 The right of the crown to govern; in return for
Article 2 The right of the tribal Nations of Aotearoa to exercise full authority in respect of their own affairs and
Article 3 The right of both Treaty partners to equality and equity of treatment
Article 4 The right of both parties to their own religious and spiritual beliefs
Standard FDR is not an agency of the Crown but acknowledges the importance of the spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi in the delivery of its services to Maori. The four concepts to be aware of in the formulation of policies governing delivery of healthcare services include – empowerment, active involvement, cultural and spiritual safety.
Recognition of Maori concepts of wellness
Provision of opportunities for Maori to take control of their wellness
Empowerment through education and training
Involvement in the planning, management and delivery of care Cultural Safety
To be aware of customs, protocols, beliefs and values to ensure the elimination of risk of inappropriate practises which could cause offence. Consultation and input from Tangata whenua through liaison with and advice from local Iwi as required.