Indigenous voices on measuring and valuing health states

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This article, published in AlterNative, explores the philosophical assumptions that underpin the way in which health states are valued. Economic measures of health are rarely made explicit and fail to capture the experiences of Indigenous peoples. Within a Kaupapa Māori theoretical paradigm, in-depth interviews were conducted with six Māori key informants who had cared for whānau (family) members through illness to give voice to dimensions of health and illness that Western economic measures of health fail to capture.

Source: SAGE Journals