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Volunteers need to understand experiences of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for Māori living in rural areas

Wednesday, August 2, 2023   Posted in: Vacancies By: Administrator With tags: research, volunteers, maori, health, support, families

Researchers at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) would like to understand the experiences of Māori who live rurally and experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest within the past five (5) years, and their whānau.

The health system may be looking to change pathways in the future so that patients may be transported away from their home/whenua to a tertiary hospital following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, we don’t know the impact of this on patients/tūroro and their whānau.

Volunteers are needed to participate in a 60-minute interview or focus group/wānanga with a researcher either in-person, over the phone or by Zoom.

Everything you say will be made confidential and your details are confidential.
A koha ($50 petrol voucher) will be provided to thank you for your time.

The researchers aim to answer the questions:

  • What is important to tūroro and whānau following a cardiac arrest in the community?
  • What is the impact of having to leave their kāinga/home and their whenua/land?

Contact Aroha Brett for more information on this study (027 801 2944 or michelle.brett[at]
Someone from your whānau or a friend can do this for you if you want.

This research was approved by the Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee on 20 April 2023, AUTEC Reference number 22/294.